This year's Los Angeles Italia Film Fest is to fete legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci on the 30th anniversary of his multi-Oscar triumph at the Oscars with The Last Emperor. "It will be a sincere and dutiful homage to the legendary maestro whom all of Hollywood still adores today," said fest founder Pascal Vicedomini.

With a muscle-bound hero and damsel in distress, mythological storylines and an abundance of good vs. evil drama, Mario Bava’s 1961 Italian film Hercules in the Haunted World has all the trappings of a good opera. That’s why composer Patrick Morganelli, who had been a fan of the film for many years, jumped at the chance to turn the cult-fantasy fli...

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 At 6:30 pm - Where: Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles - Organized by : IIC - Entrance : Free Authors Gian Maria Annovi (winner of the Ennio Flaiano Internetional Prize for Italian Studies) and Christopher Domingues Micheal will discuss the work of Italian world-renowned writer and filmaker Pier Paolo Paso...

Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name on Tuesday obtained four Oscar nominations - best film, best actor for Timothée Chalamet, best adapted screenplay by James Ivory from André Aciman's novel, and best original song (Sufjan Stevens - Mistery of love). The film, a tale of male homosexual desire in an idyllic northern Italian setting, has generated...

Get ready for this year's Italian Film Festival and join us on Thursday, February 8th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at the Tek Box in Minneapolis. You will enjoy Italian specialties (Antipasto, Frappe - tasty Carnevale treats - , Torta della Nonna - a classic Tuscan-born tart- ... just to name a few) with great wines and live music performed by Talking St...

As the country remains disgusted and transfixed by another sporting-world child sexual abuse case, HBO released its trailer for Paterno. The film, which debuts this spring, stars the legendary Al Pacino as winningest coach in college football history Joe Paterno, who tumbled abruptly from grace amid evidence that he was aware that his assistant coa...

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This year, the program will award multiple $8,000 grants to ambitious filmmakers around t...

We need a term for the sort of scripted documentary that’s bubbling up these days from young, independent filmmakers. Like the work of Chloé Zhao, whose The Rider was a standout at Cannes last year, or New York–born Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano’s films, which draw from real life milieus, casting people as themselves and framing their...

Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event by Tiziana Rocca from Filming on Italy and Valeria Rumori from the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles. Bellucci has starred in 67 films including “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Passion of the Christ.” She recently appeared alongside Ga...

On Friday, Jan. 19, an all-new Italian film will make its North American premiere at The Loft on Tahoe's South Shore. "'Aeffetto Domino' is a movie about life and its transformation. "It's a story of Lorenzo: Sad news about his state of health will change his existence, causing a domino effect on his life and on the lives of people he loves," state...