by Jonathan Bazzi   Infatuations, incandescent passions, intellectual exchanges and life-long associations with fetishised actresses or those who were conceptual or writing partners: the history of cinema is full of female figures who embodied the role of the muse for directors (and not only male directors).   The muse was historicall...

Ciao, Amici – For this year's classic series of Italian cinema, we decided to offer a retrospective of the movies directed by one of the best Italian directors of the Sixties, Pietro Germi. The first two are two comedies "Italian style". If you recall Anna's definition of this typically Italian genre, the topic is a mixture of funny situa...

Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci has posed next to his Hollywood walk of fame star, five years after it was unveiled. He had been unable to attend originally because of illness.   Now in a wheelchair, the 73 year old, famous for "Last Tango in Paris," and "The Last Emperor," said he was glad people could "walk all over him."&nb...

Sarà come la prima volta, assicura: «Provo la stessa gioia e la stessa euforia di sempre». Una pausa, un sorriso, una buona dose di commozione tangibile: «Cannes è casa mia, al Festival sono stata tante volte con i miei film, ho ricevuto il premio come migliore attrice, ho presieduto la Giuria. E in Francia torno sempre volentieri perché è il Paese...

by Brittany Spanos   For the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga belted out a gorgeous medley of songs from the film at the 2015 Oscars. Clad in white and accompanied by a string section, Gaga sang four tracks from the film and musical's soundtrack — "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and "Climb Ev'ry Mount...

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Hours: 6:30 PM Venue: IIC LA On the occasion of the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the Getty Center (July 28 - November 1, 2015) and the loan of the bronze Boxer at Rest coming to Los Angeles from Rome, the IIC organizes a special summer film series dedicated to Italian boxi...

by Scott Timberg   Few musicians were ever as popular, influential, complicated, or dangerous as Frank Sinatra. Between landmark albums like "Songs for Young Lovers" and "In the Wee Small Hours," his movie acting ("From Here to Eternity," "The Man with the Golden Arm," "The Manchurian Candidate"), his marriages to Ava Gardner and Mia Fa...

by Liam Stack   Robert Loggia, an Oscar-nominated actor who had a durable career in television and movies, notably in Brian De Palma's gangster film "Scarface" and Penny Marshall's comedy "Big," died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 85. His wife, Audrey Loggia, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer's disease. "He str...

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015.  5:00 PM Doors open; 5:30 PM Film Screening; 8:30 PM Conversation and Q&A. ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA - 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. RSVP HERE The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles in collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts cordially invites...

Come spend an evening in Italy! Enjoy the local premieres of four recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2013 Italian Film Festival USA of Chicago. All films shown in Italian with English subtitles at the Chandelier Room of the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia. Sponsored by Casa Italia and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago....