By Nancy Bishop   Lovers of Italian film and perhaps, all things Italian, have a feast in store this month at the Gene Siskel Film Center in its Cinema all'italiana. The series of post-neorealist Italian films runs through Sept. 30, featuring 11 films produced in the 1960s and later. Many of them are in new digital restorations.   San...

Calling Spike Lee "the most anti-Italian director of all time," a N.J.-based national Italian-American anti-defamation organization has inducted the award-winning film director to its "Hall of Shame." Andre DiMino, president of the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition, details in a release today Lee's "notorious track record of vile and negative p...

Visually stunning Italian drama "The Great Beauty" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, capping its successful awards season run in the United States and Europe. Director Paolo Sorrentino's film about an aging writer's reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome's idle rich also won top foreign film honors at t...

The Italian American Museum and Italytime present: A Night of Corto-s (A Night of Short Films). You are cordially invited to attend "A Night of Short Films" at the Italian American Museum this Saturday, December 20th.   For the first time in New York City, italytime unites "Corto-s (Short Films) and Theater" in one special night where n...

di Laura Caparrotti   Vi ricordate quando Gianni Morandi venne attaccato duramente dal popolo di Facebook e da vari politici per aver detto che una volta anche noi eravamo immigrati? Dalle reazioni spropositate sembrò che il popolo italiano si fosse dimenticato le partenze in nave o in treno verso un mondo migliore - e noi non scappavamo nea...

The late and great film critic Roger Ebert, a local boy who did good (in both senses), loved Italy, Italian culture and Italian-Americans. He visited the country frequently, admired filmmaker Federico Fellini, and felt a cinematic, Catholic kinship with an American filmmaker of Italian heritage, Martin Scorsese. In 1996, he also praised actor Stanl...

While two major International Film Festivals are taking place in Venice and Toronto, the American Initiative For Italian Culture (www.aific.org) based in Washington, DC, offers the first Film Festival entirely dedicated to the Italian Cinema, called Italian Film SUDestival, September 19-24, 2014, at West End Cinema.  The name SUDest...

Date: Thursday, April 09, 2015. Hours: 6:30PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065 Panelists: Antonio Monda (NYU), Wendy Keys (Film Society Lincoln Center), Christopher Burton-White (translator) Followed by the screening of the film Toby Dammitt (1968) Federico Fellini's Fare un...

by Claudia Baroncelli   If you love political TV dramas with their political intrigues, turn of events and power games, you'll also like Madam Secretary, the popular CBS TV series, starring 49-year-old American actress (and mother of two) Téa Leoni.   After almost 20 years since The Naked Truth, she plays the role of Elizabeth McCord...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   The victory of "Liberami" by Federica di Giacomo in the Horizons section (the outside the competition part dedicated to young directors and new trends of the Venice Film Festival) was the only award won by an Italian film at the 73th edition of the Venice Film...