A little-known Italian actor -- who was working as a caretaker when he was discovered -- won best actor at Cannes film festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western. Before being cast by Matteo Garrone of "Gomorrah" fame in "Dogman", a brutal modern parable of the little guy...

The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, a beloved Baltimore tradition since 1999, will be on hiatus for the summer of 2018, organizers have announced. But they hope that a new and improved festival will return in 2019. “Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the festival,” said Mike Castino, vice-president of the Little Italy Lodge of the Order Son...

The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) will “Fare Cinema,” from May 22 to 29. The series will featurin screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombar...

THIS WEDNESDAY: Ciao Houston Summer Film Festival kickoff! Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006. Dive into contemporary Italian comedies premiering in Texas this summer at the ICCC! Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. May 16: The Prize. Directed by Alessandro Gassmann; starring Gigi Proietti, Alessandro Gassmann, Anna Foglie...

FSLC and Istituto Luce Cinecittà have revealed the lineup for the 2018 edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. Running from May 31 – June 6 in New York City, this festival celebrating emerging talents in Italian cinema will feature 17 features, nine of which are North American premieres. Take a look below at the full lineup and click over to fil...

The Little Italy Open Air Film Festival, a Baltimore summertime tradition since 1999, will not take place this summer, organizers announced Saturday. “I have just learned that there will not be a film fest for 2018,” Suzanna Rosa Molino, director of the Promotion Center for Little Italy, said in an email Saturday morning. For almost two decades, ou...

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s annual Italian Film Weekend screens four films from May 18 to 20. The weekend kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with “Made in Italy,” a 2018 comic drama about a man about to give up his dreams. An opening reception begins at 5 p.m. At 7:50 p.m., “Call Me By Your Name,” a 2017 LGBT coming-of-age movie about a teen in love...

Crooner, charmer and fighter: Frank Sinatra died 20 years ago, leaving an indelible mark on the world. Born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra — the son of Italian immigrants — cut his first record in 1939 and three years later was a star. Over his lifetime, the elegant and clean-cut performer produced more than 100 records and do...

The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) presents “Fare Cinema,” (Filmmaking), May 22 – 29, featuring screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombardi....

EXCLUSIVE: 2BFilms has acquired distribution rights to Davi’s Way, its second pickup after the launch of its debut feature First We Take Brooklyn in February this year. The documentary will debut in theaters July 13 from 2BFilms and Appian Way Productions, and the company is doing a reception at Cannes next week for international buyers. 2BFilms si...