Many could not write or read English, but that did not stop them from assimilating in small-town America and applying their skills to help build some of the grand estates in Millbrook. The story of these Italian immigrants is the subject of a new documentary, "Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”), which will premiere this weekend...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6pm. Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream (2017), 57 minutes. Antony Osso, dir. - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Rocco Marinaccio, Manhattan College.Pizza Shop features brothers Carmine (Charlie) and...

Hometown Media Productions (HMP) announced today that, in conjunction with Little Fish Records (LFR) and CPI Distributors, it will be releasing the DVD of film festival hit Breaking Balls on November 17th. Breaking Balls, produced by HMP affiliate Pallino Productions LLC, and directed by Cleveland State film instructor and USC film school alum John...

What a GREAT night!!! Big Thanks to everyone who came to our presentation in Dallas, Texas! We had a fantastic time and we really enjoyed the post-screening discussions. It really was one of the most electrifying screenings we have had so far, thanks to the great energy of all the University of Dallas STUDENTS who came out to see Tiramisu For Two....

In partnership with Italian Festivals of New Mexico, THE GUILD CINEMA presents SPETTACOLO: the story of Montichiello’s half-century old Teatro Povero (Folk Theater) tradition, beautifully told in a documentary that’s been called both poignant and breathtaking. Directors, Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen – Released Sept 6, 2017 – 91 mins – Italian with...

Mother Cabrini spent the last years of her life at the former Columbus Hospital – where she passed away on December 22, 1917 -- in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The site of the hospital she founded is now home to the restored National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, also presented in the film. The documentary reveals the scope of Mothe...

When: Monday, November 20, 2017 At 6:00 pm - Where: West Charleston Campus of College of Southern Neva - Organized by : Casa Italiana di Las Vegas - In collaboration with : Club Italiano at CSN & IIC Los Angeles The documentary narrates the stories of a few young Italian men and women who, after overcoming the tribulations of life away from their h...

This article is a preview of a video documentary. View it online at www.hmbreview.com/immigrant-project. Growing up, Bruno Giusti didn’t really think of himself as “American,” “Italian,” or “Italian-American.” However, he’s always identified strongly as a Coastsider. Giusti has deep roots here. His family farmed the land as early as the 1930s, a...

When: Monday, November 13, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy On the occasion of the Second Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, join us for the world premiere of the documentary "La Pizza, il cuore di Napoli" presented by director Luca Verdone. The screening will be followed by a pizza tasting. Pizza is a Neapolitan celebratio...

“Frank Serpico” is a finely etched and fascinating documentary. Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio, it’s a portrait of the legendary Brooklyn-born Italian-American cop who blew the whistle on New York police corruption in the late ’60s and early ’70s — and, of course, it’s a movie you can hardly watch without comparing it to “Serpico,” the 1973 Sidney...