Genre filmmaking currently seems to be getting more traction within projects in the Italian cinema pipeline, be it dark fables, a Cosa Nostra thriller with a fresh angle, a Rome origins epic in pre-Roman Latin, or other types. Below is a compendium of standout titles in various stages, some of which may surface on the 2019 festival circuit.  “Pinoc...

Our Little Italy neighborhood offers some of the finer food fare this side of the Tiber River. When it comes to Italian cuisine, visitors certainly have their pick of dining experiences. The Italian neighborhood, however, offers much more than great food, providing a host of cultural offerings at any given time. Movies, of course, are always a hit...

This year again, the Italian Cultural Center, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, is happy to bring the best of Italian cinema to the Twin Cities. 2019 will be a special edition celebrating the best movies of the past 10 years of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). The 10 movies selected by our commi...

Whether you’re hunkered down under the polar vortex in North America or are bracing for the predicted snowfall in Europe, you are officially passing through what is known as “i giorni della merla” (the days of the blackbird), the period straddling the end of January and beginning of February that is traditionally considered the coldest of the year....

Ray Liotta is in negotiations to star in “The Many Saints of Newark,” the “Sopranos” prequel film being set up at New Line, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. No details about Liotta’s character were revealed, but he joins a cast that includes Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Jon Bernthal and Jam...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promotes the dissemination of Italian publications and films abroad by granting subsidies for translation and dubbing/subtitling, which represent a strategic tool in the promotion of Italian language and culture abroad. The Foreign Ministry grants two types of financial incentives: Grant...

Tuesday, 03/05/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. A lecture by Mary Ann McDonald Carolan, NYU Tiro a Segno Visiting Professor. Quentin Tarantino’s indebtedness to the spaghetti western and its masters, Sergio Corbucci and Sergio Leone in particular, is legendary. Elements of that genre appear...

Da grandi poteri derivano grandi responsabilità. Lo sa bene Sara Pichelli, fumettista marchigiana che ha sempre avuto l’arduo compito di rilanciare personaggi iconici della Marvel Comics. La sua matita ha dato anche vita al design di Miles Morales, il personaggio che ha assunto l’identità dell’Uomo Ragno in seguito alla scomparsa di Peter Parker, u...

Vinny Vella, an actor known as the unofficial “Mayor of Little Italy” has died. He was 72. Vella is probably best known for the role of “Artie Piscano” in Martin Scorsese’s epic 1995 mafia masterpiece ‘Casino’. He also played Jimmy Petrille on the HBO show “The Sopranos”. Grinberg News columnist Mark Gallo spoke with Vella before Christmas. This is...

The 14th annual LA Italia Fest will conclude Friday night with a special awards ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, honoring multiple Academy Award nominees before the big night on Sunday. Nick Vallelonga, who is Oscar-nominated for best original screenplay and best motion picture for Green Book, will be honored with the festival’s I...