Both in reality and fiction the small Sicilian town of Corleone, 37 miles from Palermo, has gained notoriety over the years as a Mafia stronghold. Most people have heard about the town of Corleone, thanks to Mario Puzo’s book The Godfather and Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Godfather trilogy. Some of the most notorious real-life mafia bosses, inclu...

Pop icon and Twitter mom/poet Cher’s Oscar-winning performance in “Moonstruck” as a very, very Italian-American widow from a very, very Italian-American family is as big and memorable as, well, her hair. After losing her husband, Loretta Castorini is done with love, settling for the first drab fellow to get down on one knee (well, after she insists...

Italian actor Paolo Villaggio, the actor who brought a unique style of satire to Italy through his unique character Fantozzi, has died. The actor and author, aged 84, died in Rome, after being treated in hospital, according to the Italian media.  Villaggio interpreted several roles throughout his long career, but he will always be remembered for hi...

  From war movies on Stromboli to heart-wrenching fishing dramas or experimental films set at the crossroads of one street in Palermo, this journey around Sicily through classic Italian cinema recounts the island’s love affair with the big screen and vice versa. Shaped like a boot below mainland Italy, Sicily’s PR has sometimes being wrong-footed...

Il cinema muto, tra emigrazione e ritorni” è il titolo della mostra, a cura Fausto Casi, direttore del Museo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione, organizzata e patrocinata dal Comune di Arezzo. La mostra verrà allestita nelle sale espositive di Palazzo di Fraternita, dal 1 luglio al 15 agosto. Sarà corredata dal volume/catalogo, scritto dallo stesso Casi. “...

Federico Fellini is undoubtedly one of the greatest Italian artists characterizing the Italian cinema industry. His masterpieces are marked by a unique mixture of oneiric and autobiographical traits within a framework characterized by fantasy and a deep sense of anxiety. Fellini was an excellent Italian director able to grasp the quintessence of It...

Though he grew up in a traditional Italian-Catholic family in the straight-laced Chicago suburbs, actor Nico Tortorella bucked convention from the start. “Even when I was a hockey player, it was always a show for me. I would score a goal and throw my gloves out over the glass — there was so much flair,” laughs the rakish 28-year-old, who stars in t...

Far from the skyscrapers and tightly-packed production companies of Downtown, the city's Dunning neighborhood seemed to upstart filmmaker Giancarlo Iannotta like the perfect location for the opening of his first feature-length movie. But it didn't come without challenges. "We kept having to pause because of a plane flying right over our heads every...

Over the years, Italy's cities, mountains, and countryside have formed the backdrop to some of the best films in cinematic history, from Roman Holiday to Under the Tuscan Sun. Visiting some of the sights immortalized on the big screen is a great way to explore the country, whether you make like Audrey Hepburn and take a scooter ride around the capi...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a dramatic reading of "The Fighting Wagners. A Story of Fighting Through Discrimination in America" Screenplay by Arlene Sparaco, Directed by Roberto Monticello. Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 PM - Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY...