To Marion Heycock, the showing of the holiday movie “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” at the John P. Cosgrove Center was much more than simple images on a screen. It was a reflection of her life as an Italian-American. The theme of the movie is the age-old Italian tradition of cooking seven different types of fishes on Christmas Eve. Heycock, from Je...

Italian director Lina Wertmuller, the first female director nominated for an Academy Award, will be feted at numerous celebrations during an upcoming trip to Los Angeles, where she is scheduled to receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards on Oct. 27 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the following day. In 1976, Wertmuller beca...

The Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York will host two screenings of Italian classic films. Ermanno Olmi's 1978 film, The Tree of the Wooden Clogs, will be shown as part of the Labor Film Series. The film reflects Olmi's deep understanding of the rhythms of life and labor of northern Italy’s peasants and his commitment to them. Winner of the Palme...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Come celebrate Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo (The Week of Italian Language in the World) with us! We will be showing Il Deserto Dei Tartari and we will talk about the Magic Realism in Dino Buzzati’s works. The movie and lecture are par...

To celebrate the 19th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, that this year will focus on "Italian and the stage" (“L’Italiano e il palcoscenico”), our October Social Meeting will host Prof. Cicali from Georgetown University who will present a talk on “Languages of the Italian theater, from Venice to Naples”. October 20, 2019 at...

The artistic director of the 14th Rome Film Festival, Antonio Monda, announced the complete festival lineup during a press conference Friday at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, together with the president of the Rome Cinema Foundation, Laura Delli Colli. One of the most highly anticipated films is Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, which Monda calle...

She stripped naked to protest against harsh laws restricting IVF in Italy which are based on Catholic principles, has no qualms about appearing nude, and is an agnostic, yet Monica Bellucci agreed to star in Mel Gibson’s very Catholic movie, The Passion of the Christ (2004). The beautiful, free-spirited Italian actress was born on September 30, 196...

Just as ordering ristretto at a coffee shop promises a caffeinated wallop in a small dose, the San Diego Italian Film Festival’s new competition promises to demonstrate the power of short films. The festival will be held at Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts from Tuesday through Oct. 27. Of the 60 submissions to the festival’s short-film com...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced a partnership with Italy’s Istituto Luce – Cinecittà under which the state film entity will become a “founding supporter” of the museum as part of a five-year agreement that will involve a series of annual events celebrating Italian cinema. The Italian cinema series will kick off with a centennial...

Ieri sera “Il traditore” di Marco Bellocchio è finalmente arrivato a New York in occasione del NY Film Festival. La proiezione è avvenuta nella sala Alice Tully, la sala più grande del complesso del Lincoln Center (oltre 1000 posti) e quella dedicata ai film più ‘importanti’ del Festival. Sala piena di un pubblico italiano e di uno americano che qu...