Lorenzo is working on his first feature film as director. He optioned the film rights of the Italian graphic novel called Churubusco written and drawn by Andrea Ferraris, the Italian comic artist who worked for Disney for the past 20 years. This is the story of Gaetano Rizzo, an Italian immigrant, son of farmers during the pre-unification of Italy,...

We’ve known and loved Emmy-Winning actress Susan Lucci for almost half a century now after her 41-year run on hit soap All My Children (1970-2011) playing the devious Erica Kane and starring role on Lifetime’s Devious Maids (2013-2016). Parade.com recently caught up with the still-very-active and nimble ‘Queen of Daytime TV,’ best-selling author an...

One of the best genre films of 1968 was among the very best commercial releases of 2018. Sergio Corbucci’s “The Great Silence” escaped the vault and is available for streaming from Amazon Prime and Vudu. Corbucci (1927-90) may be Sergio Leone’s only rival as the maestro of Italian westerns, and “The Great Silence,” which had its belated theatrical...

Buon Anno (Happy New Year) from Convivio! We at Convivio wish you and yours a prosperous year ahead! We are gearing up for many programs and events coming up in the new year and look forward to making new friends and celebrating the essence of Convivio with you! Convivio programs and events calendar: Films al fresco -  Join us for our outdoor scree...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...

Editor Patrick J. Don Vito’s latest collaboration with director/writer/producer Peter Farrelly is quite a departure from what’s been their comedic norm. But this new turn in some respects wasn’t all that surprising to Don Vito who recalled telling his wife when he was working on the Farrelly TV pilot for Cuckoo that he’d love to see the director ge...

The country’s biggest Italian-American stars are set to hit the red carpet this Sunday, and present at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (who’s real name is Stefani Germanotta) have scooped up several nominations for their roles as Ally and Jack in A Star Is Born. The film has taken in nearly $400 million at the worl...

The Pickwick Film Classics series plans to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s film, “The Godfather II,” with special showings on the Pickwick’s new Megatheatre screen on Jan. 19 at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Show times will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The evening show will include a 6:30 p.m. performance on the Wurlitzer orga...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7 pm. Bovard Auditorium (ADM) 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089. An Evening with Isabella Rossellini: a visions and voices signature event. DESCRIPTION: “The world’s most uncategorizable star”—Vanity Fair. Admission is free. Reservations required. General Public: RSVP. Actor, model, filmmaker, and philanthr...

Frank Grillo, 53, hadn’t always envisioned himself on the big screen. Born to an Italian-American family in New York, Grillo started his career with a business degree and a stint on Wall Street, but fate had other plans. After starring in commercials, his path veered into the world of film and television. But you should know that he’s not your text...