Many of us spend the Halloween season revisiting our favorite horror movies or tracking down hidden gems. Often, our watch lists are filled with the familiar names of directors who have shaped the genre from North America: Carpenter, Craven, Cronenberg, Romero. But the release this weekend of Luca Guadagnino’s remake of “Suspiria” recalls another g...

An exhibit on movie icon Marcello Matroianni is opening Friday at Rome's Ara Pacis Museum to focus on the actor's self-deprecating irony. A star who refused to be one, Mastroianni is presented to the public through a selection of 600 photos, curated by Gian Luca Farinelli. The exhibit runs through February 17, 2019. Photos, videos and scenes from M...

Oscar winner Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful) has been set to star as Geppetto in Gomorrah and Dogman director Matteo Garrone’s live action version of Pinocchio. Garrone will direct his own screenplay, an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic about a living puppet who with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to bec...

From November 3 to December 16, 2018: Luchino Visconti's Retrospective. National Gallery of Art - East Building. 6th & Constitution Ave NW - Washington, DC 20565. Long acknowledged as one of the leading figures of mid-century Italian cinema, *Luchino Visconti* (1906 – 1976) was a gifted visual artist as well as a paradoxical character — a committed...

Inspired by true events, an Italian American couple in 1941 Little Italy, New York, struggle with his belief in the American Dream and her love for family when their loved ones are secretly arrested for being Italian and imprisoned in an American concentration camp in Maryland during World War Two. Based on the multi-award winning script (www.sayno...

C’è pochissimo tempo da perdere in introduzioni all’inizio dell’incontro con Martin Scorsese alla Festa del cinema di Roma, perché da che erano stati concordati 5 film italiani importanti per la formazione del regista italoamericano, Scorsese ha continuato ad aggiungerne fino a poco prima dell’evento. Da 5 sono subito passati a 6, poi ha fatto sape...

IN THE MOOD IN OUR OWN WAY: a documentary written, produced, directed and narrated by LUCA MARTERA, edited by CARLA BRANDOLINI, linguistic consultant and additional voice narration FRANK PISATURO. A Sexual Radar Production, 2018 https://vimeo.com/296585302 From the ancient Italian tradition of the Great Opera Houses to the Neapolitan melodies of 20...

The second annual Umbria in Sugar Land, an Italian Film Festival announced the winners for its event to be held Oct. 26-28 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. 2018 film winners include: Best Film: Pure Hearts; Best Cinematography: Awful Wars; Best Screenplay: Friends by Chance; Best Directing: Awful Wars. The festival is hosted by the City of Su...

Rossellini, Antonioni, Pasolini, De Sica, Olmi, Germi, Rosi, Visconti e Fellini: ci sono tutti i maestri del neorealismo italiano tra i nomi che hanno influenzato il cinema di Martin Scorsese. Lo racconta lo stesso regista statunitense nell’incontro con il pubblico, organizzato dalla Festa del cinema di Roma per conferirgli il premio alla carriera...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Nutley UNICO and the Nutley Public Library with a screening of Mia Madre (My Mother), on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. According to a library news release, the 2015 award-winning Italian language film with English subtitles stars Margherita Buy as a woman facing a career crisis as well as caring for her...