by Judith Dry   Valeria Golino has been reading, writing, drinking coffee, acting, and thinking about Fellini. Her impressive debut feature, "Honey," opened in New York last Friday and expands to Los Angeles this weekend, but she's in need of inspiration for her next film. "I need my '8 ½,'" Golino said in a recent interview.   It jus...

AFI FEST 2014 will Honor Sophia Loren with a Special Tribute WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014 AFI 8-day film festival from November 6 - 13 Hollywood   As part of the Tribute the movie "Marriage Italian Style" (directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1964), will be screened in an event open to the public in the 50th anniversary of the Academy Award®-nomi...

Angelina Jolie is taking on another war-torn tale of survival. The Oscar-winning megastar is in final talks with Universal and Walden Media to direct "Unbroken," a biopic of Olympian-turned-war-hero Louis Zamperini. Based on the bestselling 2010 book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption" by Laura Hillebrand, the f...

Un pezzo di New York al Festival del Film di Roma. Antonio Monda è stato nominato direttore della rassegna romana che si tiene ogni anno in autunno.   Monda insegna cinema alla Tisch School of the Arts della New York University. Vive da più di 20 anni a New York dove è animatore di importanti eventi culturali e ha contribuito...

For 14 years, Open Roads has proudly offered to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year's program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans—as well as (at least) one master: Ermanno Olmi, among the nation's leading lights for over half a centu...

di Matteo Ribaudo   We are Independent filmmakers striving for greatness. We live and breathe the art of moving pictures. Matteo Ribaudo is a writer and director from NY and now in Los Angeles. My current film, Broome Street Boys, is a feature film that brings us back to movies like Serpico, The Departed, and Friedkin's The French Connection...

by Nick Vivarelli   New York's Museum of Modern Art will celebrate Italy's Rai Cinema with a screening series set to kick off on December 4 with the U.S. bow of Matteo Garrone's English-language fantasy/horror film "Tale of Tales" segued by nine other high-profile Italo titles co-produced by the powerhouse film production and distribution un...

Ferzan Ozpetek e Paolo Virzì hanno 'guidato' la pattuglia italiana presente in forze al Chicago International Film Festival, importante appuntamento arrivato alla cinquantesima edizione. Insieme ad "Allacciate le cinture" del regista nato in Turchia ma naturalizzato italiano, e "Il capitale umano" di Virzì, sono stati proiettati anche "Tir" di Albe...

Wednesday, July 8th: Il Gattopardo (1963) "The Leopard" - Directed by Luchino Visconti - Drama/Romance - Not Rated - 187 Minutes - In Italian with English subtitles   As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social c...

Il Museum of Modern Art di New York continua a celebrare i protagonisti del cinema italiano. Dopo il tributo a Pier Paolo Pasolini lo scorso anno, il tempio dell'arte contemporanea di Manhattan ha deciso di rendere omaggio alla carriera di Dante Ferretti, scenografo italiano che nell'ultimo mezzo secolo ha lavorato ad oltre 50 pellicole, collaboran...