St. Francis College alumnus Vincent DeGiaimo ’72 returns to his alma mater for a screening of his film “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust.” DeGiaimo and Vincent Marmorale are producers of the film, which is part of the college’s annual Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration and is a presentation of the Thomas J....

Five years ago, Carlsbad surfer and artist Chris Del Moro decided that in order to better move forward in his life, he needed to go back. With Santa Barbara surf filmmaker Jason Baffa, Del Moro returned to his native Italy to walk the streets of his childhood, visit his grandparents’ abandoned apartment, break bread with friends new and old and cat...

A tale of courage and survival was on the big screen April 8 as part of the Italian Film Festival USA of St. Louis. Pierette Domenica Simpson, a survivor of the 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner the Andrea Doria, shared her story during the  screening of her documentary, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” Ms. Simpson was introduced to...

If you really want to add authenticity to your Sunday serving of macaroni, meatballs and gravy, a trip to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx will yield as many homemade Italian shopping opportunities as it always has. On the other hand, finding the old Italian-American community among those businesses is more difficult, so Katonah filmmaker Dante Liberator...

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Casa Italia - Ballroom. 1621 N. 39th Avenue. Stone Park IL 60165 Director Gia Amella will be on hand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this sweeping documentary that explores the community's many contributions to the Windy City from the 1850s to the present. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and screenings begin prompt...

April 25th at 4:30pm - University of Chicago - Harper Memorial 130. SCREENING OF THE ROAD TO RECONCILIATION (LA VIA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE) - BY RAFFAELE BRUNETTI AND PIERGIORGIO CURZI - ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL USAThe Via della Conciliazione with St. Peter's Basilica in the background is one of Rome's most famous images. But few realize that this street...

A tale of courage and survival takes to the big screen Friday as part of the Italian Film Festival USA’s stop in Dearborn. Italian filmmaker Pierette Domenica Simpson, a survivor of the 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner the Andrea Doria, will share her story during a screening of her documentary, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” at...

Thursday, April 6 | 6:00pm- 8:30pm | Boston University Castle | 225 Baty State Road, Boston: Boston's North End: An Italian-American Story. Produced by the North End Historical Society, Boston's North End: An Italian-American Story chronicles the vibrant community that has called the North End of Boston home for over 100 years.  Join us on Thursday...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6pm Sicily Jass: The World's First Man in Jazz (2015), 73 min. Michele Cinque, dir. - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036 Sicily Jass, an intermingling of fiction and documentary, uses the Sicilian puppets and narrating voice of Mimmo Cuticchio to tell the st...

John Vourlis spent 20 years working in Hollywood chasing the dream of making it big in the film business.  The Wickliffe native did pretty well for himself. He began working at a company called LightingStrikes, a lighting company for films. His first job there was as a receptionist. When he left to return home seven years ago, Vourlis was the compa...