by Dr. Emanuele A. Alfano   The history of anti-Italian American bias manifests a blatant bigotry for the past 100 years. Long before the entertainment media chose Italian Americans as whipping boys the American press maligned them in news reports, columns and in cartoons. With the advent of movies, radio and TV programming the incidence of...

Growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Corona section of Queens, Peter Gaudio lionized the actors who brought to the silver screen the wiseguys he knew in real life — the De Niros, Pacinos and Stallones who instilled in him a sense of pride for his heritage. "You see them and you say to yourself, I have something inside of me that I...

Chi tra i giovani registi italiani non ha sognato di volare nella Grande Mela per far conoscere i propri lavori a critici ed esperti cinematografici a stelle e strisce? La possibilità di farlo arriva dall'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York che, per il secondo anno, ha indetto il premio "Giovani Registi Italiani". Il concorso, suddiviso in q...

by Silvia Simonetti   Non solo cinema italiano all'IIC di Los Angeles, ma sempre con l'obiettivo di promuovere il talento di connazionali di successo come il compositore Carlo Siliotto, autore delle musiche dell'acclamato Instructions not included.   Il film messicano, diretto da Eugenio Derbez, sarà proiettato all'Istituto nella sera...

Are you taking one of our Italian classes? Between class sessions, extend your knowledge of Italian culture and practice your language skills by taking advantage of the rich resources New York offers. Here are five ways to accelerate your learning process and have fun at the same time.   In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY – Now in it...

There are many, many reasons to love Sophia Loren and dedicate our enthralled gratitude to her, and to tell the story of her legend is tell the story of a piece of Italy's past, the most difficult but also the brightest pages of our country's history. In fact, Sophia Loren's career has been intertwined with the transformation of society, morals, fi...

After the success of Matteo Garrone's last film, Reality, Santa Barbara dedicates 3 nights to one of the most controversial yet admired Italian directors, with a retrospective organized by UCSB Professor Anna Brusutti and co-sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Film and Media Studies department. After graduating from art school, Matteo Garr...

"Parlo da non credente, ma penso che Bergoglio sia un Papa coraggioso anche se è chiaro che ci sono dei limiti che non può superare": dice Marco Bellocchio che il MoMa di New York celebra con una retrospettiva nel corso della quale verranno proiettati 18 dei suoi più celebri film, da 'I pugni in tasca' al 'Regista di matrimoni', da 'Buongiorno nott...

The 8th annual San Diego Italian Film Festival is going to start on Oct. 16 and will showcase the best of the year's Italian film production in the City of San Diego and in North County.   The program includes: Anni felici (Those Happy Years), Il comandante e la cicogna (Garibaldi's Lovers), Alì ha gli occhi azzurri (Alì Blue Eyes), Miele (H...

by Michael Traversa   Italian American movie star Sylvester Stallone is having the time of his life. Last November he brought back fan favorite character Rocky Balboa in the new picture Creed, which follows Apollo Creed's son Adonis strenuous rise to the top, with the aid of Rocky. The movie debuted to much critical praise and strong box off...