2021 has just started and it will be surely remembered in the history for various facts and events. Among them, there is a noteworthy one which stands out for its undisputed nobility and prestige, especially for Italy: the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri. Dante Alighieri is considered the father of the Italian language and his “Di...

We like the idea of combining Americans’ fresh mentality with our Italian taste, and with that unique ability, typical of those born and raised in our beautiful country, to think outside the box.” With films hailing from more than 70 countries around the world, the festival has featured over 4,500 films since March 2019. “We listen to the artists,...

After her Oscar-nominated performance in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga will once again be returning to our screens, this time portraying Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott's Gucci. The film will focus on how Patrizia planned the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Gucci's founder Guccio Gucci, who will be played by fel...

Antonio Sabáto Sr., an Italian American actor known for his roles in “Grand Prix” and “Escape From the Bronx,” died this week due to COVID-19 complications. He was 77. The news of Sabáto’s death was confirmed in a tweet by his son, actor and model Antonio Sabáto Jr., who also posted an old family photo. He shared the news on Jan. 6, with a message...

Pop quiz: Who was the first female American citizen to be canonized a saint? Elizabeth Seton? No. Rose Duchesne? No. Katharine Drexel? No. Try St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850- 1917), who was canonized in 1946 by Pope Pius XII. She was born in in Italy but at the suggestion of Pope Leo XIII in 1889, she brought her congregation to the United States...

"A sweeping work of care and one that is often piercing in its painful beauty." Super LTD has released an official US trailer for the acclaimed new documentary Notturno, the latest meditative work from Italian doc filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi, of Fire at Sea (aka Fuocoammare) previously. Rosi's latest, filmed over three years in multiple countries, is...

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 At 6:00 pm - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute and Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles In collaboration with : he Holocaust Museum LA, the Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles, the USC Shoah Foundation., AJC Los Angeles and ADL Los Angeles This documentary chronicles the Holocaust as experienced in Italy,...

Italian-American actor, Luca Cerbone, received the Best Young Actor, Silver Award, last night from the Independent Shorts Awards, for his role in the anti-COVID short film, IT IS WHAT IT IS. “We are extremely proud of Luca,” said producer Michael Sedge. “As a debut actor, he brought emotion and life to the character caught-up in the emotion of losi...

Ray Liotta has a reason to celebrate this holiday season! On Monday, the 66-year-old actor revealed that he asked his now-fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, to marry him — and she said yes! "Christmas wishes do come true," Liotta wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph of the two in front of a Christmas tree. "I asked the love of my life to marry me, and tha...

There’s really no understating the stardom of actor-turned-director Clint Eastwood beginning in the mid-’60s. After a tenure on the long-running TV series Rawhide and a few notable Hollywood movies, it took a stint in Italy to turn him into a megastar. Three films under director Sergio Leone changed his career forever; the films he made in the wake...