Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) - San Francisco (CA). The film screening is free and open to the public | RSVP. Director Fred Kuwornu will introduce the documentary and close the evening with Q&A. Blaxploitalian is a diasporic, hybrid, critical documentary that uncovers the car...

In this intoxicating short documentary, Valerio Ciriaci chronicles a day in the life of the contemporary Roman Jewish community. The only cultural group that has lived in Rome uninterrupted since the days of the empire, Roman Jews have fostered their own unique set of traditions. Taking place over the course of one day, Iom Romi (A Day in Rome) pro...

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15th and the Civil Rights Movement, the Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a screening of "Linciati: Lynchings of Italians in America" (2004, 51 min.). Friday, January 19th, 6:30 PM - Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) - New...

In the "Italian American Baseball Family" filmmaker Roberto Angotti shares the captivating story about how Italian Americans "assimilated into popular culture through America's favorite pastime in his new hour-long Italian American Baseball Family documentary." The documentary details stories of those Italians who left home between 1880 and 1920 an...

Rudy’s Ristorante has been a Closter institution for more than 50 years. And now patrons can see the pizzeria on the big screen. Antony Osso has chronicled his family’s immigrant experience and their decades of owning the beloved restaurant in “Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream.” “When I first started making the film, my intention was to celebr...

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” —Roberto Angotti. In his new, award-winning documentary, “The Italian American Ba...

Matteo Troncone’s life came undone over the course of a few weeks back in 2006. The Mill Valley actor was in the running for a part in “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” only to be cut at the last minute. Then he had a falling out with family, and was almost killed by a Muni bus on Haight Street. “The big kicker,” he said, “was when I got an email fr...

On Tuesday, December 19th, a few blocks from the Vittorio Emanuele piazza in Rome, about 60 folks gathered at a funky cinema club called Apollo 11, one of those independent-community institutions respected by everyone in the Rome’s film scene.  It was a small yet fascinating crowd of people who had heard about Tiramisu For Two in some way or the ot...

Hometown Media Productions (HMP) announced today that it will be releasing the film festival hit Breaking Balls for an exclusive one week run at Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Mall theater beginning with a premiere on Friday, January 12th at 7:30pm and running twice daily through January 18th.  Breaking Balls, produced by HMP affiliate Pallino Productio...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 2:30am. Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Co-sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura SF and Leonardo Da Vinci Society. Watch the trailer here. Admission: $15 ($20 at the door). Buy Tickets The Museo Italo Americano is proud to present the San Francisco premiere of Arrangiarsi (pizza... and the art of liv...