Ennio Morricone was born in Rome, Italy, on November 10, 1928. His father was a musician and he encouraged musical careers for all his children. Ennio was no exception. The young boy took up the trumpet and entered the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia when he was 12 years old. He graduated from the Conservation with a Diploma in Trumpet (1946), a Dip...

The story of the Zaccardelli's quest for the American dream is one fortified with generations of demonstrated persistence and determination. Ilvio Zaccardelli is one of five brothers born in the small village of Goriano Sicoli in southern Abruzzo. He and the rest of his siblings followed the lead of their uncle, Guglielmo Zaccardelli, who came to t...

In cartellone ben 16 titoli, tra cui Sacro Gra, Tir, La mafia uccide solo d'estate, Felice chi è diverso, Smetto quando voglio... E al Tribeca Film Festival le attese prime americane de Il capitale umano di Virzì e il ritorno di Sophia Loren con 'La voce umana' La quattordicesima edizione di "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema", l'evento più significa...

With this event, the Center for Italian Studies and ISSNAF celebrate Italian achievement and contributions to knowledge in the United States and Canada.   Program Location: Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall - 249 S. 36th Street 2pm The Value of Italian Experience for Success in North America Participants: Vincenzo Berghella, Professor - Di...

di Francesco Salvatore Cagnazzo   PERCHE' SE NE PARLA Tutta l'America rende omaggio a Frank Sinatra, The Voice, nato da padre palermitano, esattamente, di Lercara Friddi, e da madre ligure, di Lumarzo. Il 12 dicembre il mito della musica avrebbe dovuto compiere 100 anni, ma le celebrazioni sono già ben avviate.   A New York c'è la mos...

A journey around Sicily and among Sicilians. The attachment to the Italian heritage and the passion to tell stories and help understand culture from a new, extraordinary perspective.   Director Luca Vullo, from Caltanissetta, has put his abilities, knowledge, and interests together and is now one of the most interesting young professionals a...

In this presentation, I will analyze the Passion of Stracci, the poor film extra in Pier Paolo Pasolini's La ricotta. I will focus on his characteristics as homo sacer and point out the visual dynamics of his Passion, in contrast to his counterpart, the cynical director of a mannerist movie on the Crucifixion who observes his death as the subprolet...

by Gina Mastrangelo   'American Hustle' tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild Italian-American FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).   DiMaso pushes them into a world of New Jer...

by Mauro Battocchi   Good news for the new Italian cinema in San Francisco: after winning the Tribeca Film Fest's Nora Ephron Prize in New York City, Laura Bispuri has just won the Golden Gate Awards New Directors Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival - $ 10,000 in cash - for her Sworn Virgin. The jury was composed of produc...

The 8th Annual Italian Film Festival is less than two weeks away! We have a wonderful line-up of ten films never before seen in Minnesota, including a silent film with live accompaniment by avant-garde band Sun Silo. Comedies, dramas, crime, romance--it's all here at the Italian Film Festival!   The best way for ICC members to support the Fe...