It was just announced that Italy’s entry for the Oscar race will be a small, independent film made in the south. “A Ciambra,” directed by Jonas Carpignano with Martin Scorsese as one of the executive producers, takes place within a small community in Calabria. 14-year-old Pio Amato is in a hurry to grow up and follows his older brother Cosimo every...

The Italian film director Sergio Castellitto and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro will be among the guests of a festival in New York celebrating Italian box office hits called 'Italy on Screen Today'. The screenings, from October 19-22, will include stories linked to the films from actors and directors. Italia culture minister Dario Franceschini wi...

Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz October film offering, The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles, will be shown in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Film Festival at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Colligan Theater at the Tannery, 1010 River St. The social comedy, shown in Italian with subtitles, is a story of the drive to so something beautiful and meanin...

Craving Italian on Saturday and looking for somewhere or something different to try? Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Springfield's South End is holding its annual Taste of Italy festival offering over 40 favorite Italian main and side dishes from which to select for dinner, as well as a dessert table overflowing with sweet treats. The celebratio...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee will host one of the largest Italian-American events in northern New Jersey. More than 4,000 spectators are expected, according to organizers. Seventy-plus entries, with more than 1,000 participants, will include marching bands, drill teams, antique automobiles, motorcycles, floats, flags, zeppole...

Faith, fellowship, fun and food! Those are – and have been for years – the trademarks of the annual St. Brigid’s Italian Festival that people like Millie Santilli said, “is held in September to coincide with our parish’s Feast Day.” It’s a coming together of proud parishioners – as well as members of the community – to support the Roman Catholic Ch...

I attended the Sept. 18 City Council meeting that was attempting to eradicate Columbus Day as a city holiday, a proposal sponsored by Councilor Pious Ali. It is true that Native Americans endured many atrocities in the past, and these actions should be rectified, but not at the expense of celebrating our Italian ancestors, who also faced discrimina...

It’ll take place in the Park City but the 109th Columbus Day parade on Oct. 8 will be led by longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. This is not the first time Lauretti, destined for a 14th term as Shelton’s mayor come November since no one is running against him, has head events here. In 2008 he served as the Barnum Festival Ringmaster and marches i...

Pleasant outdoor temperatures, autumn foliage and ethnic pride for Italian-Americans. That’s the tradition for the Columbus Day Parade in Greater New Haven, which was held in Hamden last year and East Haven the year before that. This year’s march, the largest of its kind in New England, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in West Haven. The parade st...

The smell of hot Italian sausage wafted through the air Saturday afternoon at Fox Park. A band performed Bobby Rydel’s “Wildwood Days” as locals and out-of-towners gorged on pizza and cheese-steaks for the second and final day of the Wildwood Olde Time Italian Festival. The event has taken place in Wildwood for more than 20 years, though the pas...