We all know Lady Gaga, or at least we think we do. She’s the multi-hyphenate musician turned actress who’s managed to sell out stadiums, win Golden Globes and steal the hearts of a generation of disenfranchised youth. She’s an enigma. An unstoppable modern icon of pop culture who continues to surprise a loyal public with her endless supply of begui...

Facing George “the animal” Steele, Gorilla Monsoon, Bobo Brazil or being the last one standing in the 22 Man Battle Royale in Los Angeles are pre WWE wrestling instances that all amount to just  another day in the life of Bruno Sammartino. On the other hand, fleeing to the Italian mountainsfrom the Nazi’s during WWII made everything that followed s...

They call it “the town that plays itself.” Monticchiello, population 118, is a tiny hamlet in Tuscany that, since the 1960s, has annually staged a new play written and performed by the local populace. We’re told in Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen’s documentary Spettacolo that this tradition “began, like many others, with costumes and fanfare,” but...

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 At 6:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco - Entrance : Free - RSVP Here As part of the cultural initiatives to inform Italian citizens living abroad, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs financed the making of the documentary “The Italian Way,” produced by Stamen Film, and directed by Luig...

September 24 (Sunday) 4:00 - 6:00 pm - D'Angelo Center, 4th Floor - 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens. Author and Activist: The Daniela Gioseffi Story, a Documentary of Immigrant Italian American Life & Activism for Justice This docu-drama, with a backdrop of recent American history, portrays Daniela's life-affirming struggle to make multi-media art abou...

September 12 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm A Voice for All Time: Luciano Pavarotti - A 10th Anniversary. A one-hour video presentation, presented by Bill Ronayne, featuring the beloved tenor in opera and song including memorable performances of arias and duets from Rigoletto, La Boheme, Verdi Requiem, Lucia di Lammermoor, L'Elisir D'amore, Un Ballo in Maschera...

Chicago filmmaker Lucia Mauro has wrapped shooting on her third film, a documentary titled Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People’s Saint, in honor of the first American citizen saint’s 100th anniversary. Filming took place over the summer in Mother Cabrini’s native Italy (Milan, Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Codogno, Rome) and in Chicago, Ill, where Mother C...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6pm. Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream (2017), 57 minutes. Antony Osso, dir. - John D Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036Pizza Shop features brothers Carmine (Charlie) and Fiore (Fred) Osso, who emigrated from Belmonte Calabro (Cosenza province) Calabria, in the mid-1960s. For...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a screening of "Italian American Internment: A Secret Story" (2000, 50 min.). A Discussion and Q&A led by Museum Founder and President Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa will follow the screening. Thursday, August 17th, 6:30 PM - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY 10...

August 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Mulberry Street Public Library - 10 Jersey St - New York, NY 10012. Join VMF & IAWA for an Exclusive Screening: Pane Amaro/Bitter Bread. Followed by a Q&A with Directors Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) will present PANE AMARO/BITTER BREAD, which has been called the first compr...