The L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Music Festival, which celebrates all things Italian and Italian-American, is set to honor actors Andy Garcia and Franco Nero with lifetime achievement awards. The two men will be given the fest’s Legend Awards, to acknowledge significant contributions made in global cinema. The event will pay tribute to the careers...

The book and movie phenomenon that was Eat Pray Love had people dreaming of trips that would take them around the world in search of delicious food, spirituality and true love. However, if you’re one of the readers who would be happy enough to just stick to the “eat” portion of the story, but don’t have plans to head to Italy anytime soon, you’re s...

Roman director Matteo Rovere will receive the Filmmaker of the Year award on February 21 at the awards ceremony of the Los Angeles, Italia film festival at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, for his ancient Rome epic "The First King". American director Adam McKay will also receive the award, for his film "Vice", about former US Vice President Dick C...

L.A. Italia Fest is set to open with the world premiere of Amazing Leonardo, a new biopic about Leonardo Da Vinci, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death (May 2, 1519). Luca Argentero (Eat Pray Love) stars as Da Vinci in the film, a Sky original production with Progetto Immagine.  Director Jesus Garces Lambert will introduc...

Seafood lovers, this is for you! What better way to discover California's best seafood, than having one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs preparing it! On February 7 and 21, enjoy a special seafood dinner prepared in front of you by two-Michelin-star chef Michael Cimarusti at Il Pesce Cucina. At our fish market-inspired restaurant, all of t...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest. Best known for his soothing watercolors of children and families, Leo Politi (1908-1996) was a beloved Italian American artist and Caldecott Award-winning author. For most of his artistic career, Politi used Los Angeles as i...

And just like that, one of L.A.’s most celebrated restaurants shuttered. Last Thursday afternoon, co-owners Steve and Dinah Samson shared that their Pico Boulevard restaurant, Sotto, would close on Saturday—a farewell without much warning and fanfare, especially considering the restaurant’s storied success as one of the best Italian establishments...

“The animator is an artist who could have been an actor but, being very shy, decided to work behind the scenes.” Says Mitja Rabar, the 40 years old Italian animator, whose shyness was balanced out by a great artistic talent and a passion for drawing and animation.  I meet Mitja,  who is from Trieste and currently the only Italian animator working f...

The Embassy of Italy and the diplomatic-consular network in the USA commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the centenary of Primo Levi’s birth, throughout the country, starting in the Capital. Ambassador Armando Varricchio underlined the leading role played by Italy in the defense of human rights and in the fight against racism,...

Salerno fa parlare di sè nel mondo. Allori, infatti, per Filmesque, il corto che vince come “Best International Production” al Los Angeles Cine Fest 2019. Prodotto e co diretto dal salernitano Vincenzo De Sio insieme a Walton Zed conquista Hollywood, il lavoro è frutto dell'impegno dei due artisti campani nel mese che precede la cerimonia degli Osc...