NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

It’s sunny in San Francisco on the Saturday afternoon before Memorial Day. Matteo comes to San Francisco from San Luis Obispo, before taking a flight to Chicago the next day. Matteo and I have been in touch for a few days now and I can immediately feel his excitement when we meet to talk about his film, Arrangiarsi(Pizza... and the Art of Living) t...

The Getty Villa is modeled on the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. This exhibition presents rare original artifacts and traces attempts to unroll and decipher thecarbonized papyri found during the latest excavations. On June 27, Francesco Sirano, Director of Herculaneum Archaeologi...

We are coming to Santa Barbara. In order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, also this year is organizing meetings, to collect the fingerprints of those who wish to apply for passport without having to come to this Consulate General, in: Santa Barbar...

A new vegan italian restaurant Baia will open in the bi-level space of Jardinière in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. One of the first places in the world to serve the plant-based Impossible Burger when it made its debut in 2016, Jardinière shuttered in April after 21 years in business due to lackluster sales, according to owner...

Come and find out about the Pizzica, an engaging music and dance style from Puglia, the beautiful heel of Italy's boot! Following their performance at the SFJAZZ Center (Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm), the Italian music masters from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are offering a fun and engaging workshop about the Pizzica--learn about the dance, the mus...

Thousands of visitors made a pilgrimage to Santa Barbara Mission for the 2019 I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival over the Memorial Day weekend to watch masterful artists at work against a backdrop of live music and food booths. The free, three-day event found artists racing against the clock and braving rain to finish 150 imaginative and...

Since 1959, the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival has been drawing visitors eager for a day of artichoke-flavored fun, food tasting and wine pairings. The event celebrates the artichoke, which Italian immigrant farmers brought to the Central Coast in the 1920s. The plants thrived thanks to cool coastal temperatures and rich soil, and now...

A volte i sogni diventano realtà, soprattutto quando si investe molto spirito di sacrificio, dedizione, perseveranza e non ci si arrende mai. E’ successo a Marco Coppola, che nei suoi trent’anni ha realizzato quello che desiderava di più al mondo: lavorare al Beverly Hills Hotel di Los Angeles, da sempre un’icona del lusso, prediletto da celebrity...

Join us for the Opening Reception of the photo exhibit Probable Landscapes (Paesaggi Probabili), by Nico Colucci. For the occasion, harpist Giuliana De Donno and composer and cellist Vito Paternosterwill join us in celebrating Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. Part of the celebration is the film retrospective Shot in Matera (details will be...

Un gruppo di quattro operatori abruzzesi nel campo della produzione, musica, effetti speciali e recitazione, residenti ad Hollywood, si sono incontrati a Los Angeles presso lo stand di "VideoAge", la rivista specializzata di televisione del giuliese Dom Serafini, per parlare di una futura Abruzzo Film Commission. Attualmente Abruzzo e Molise sono l...

A comic book about a chameleon-like master thief done as a live-action movie, a reinvention of the Spaghetti Western and a manhunt thriller with a Hollywood A-list cast are among buzz titles by Italian directors in various stages expected to soon be hitting the international festival circuit and, more important, entering the global movie market. Be...

Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 7.30 PM. Free entrance. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. What would film be without music? Music conveys all that which images cannot. The importance of a soundtrack can sometimes even transcend that of images and stories, and great directors often build the entire structure of their mast...