By Anthony D'Alessandro   Quite often, whenever a country selects its foreign film submission, Oscar bloggers stand baffled wondering why the populist choice by American critics' standards wasn't chosen. Such was the case this year when many would have bet the vineyard that Nanni Moretti's Mia Madre was the top choice.   After al...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival welcomes you to its 7th season starting Saturday, October 19 through Saturday, November 2. This year's festival brings an exciting line up of fourteen extraordinary films loaded with culture and talent.   Embracing the community through partnerships, the SDIFF has expanded venues to include Museum of Photo...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will screen the Oscar-winning film "Mister Roberts" at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 7. The screening will benefit Hines Veterans Hospital. Admission is alcohol free toiletries and other items, such as aftershave, mouthwash, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving cream and disposable razors, combs, and...

New York, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2010, pp.299, $28.   Versione inglese del precedente Quei bravi ragazzi (Marsilio, 2007) curato dai soli Spagnoletti e Muscio, il presente volume si arricchisce di due nuovi curatori (Sciorra e Tamburri), andandosi a inserire nel sempre più numeroso gruppo di studi dedicati nel nuovo mil...

This summer, 12 Italian Films with English subtitles, will be screened outdoors in San Diego's Little Italy—every Saturday night, at 8 pm, in the Amphitheater of Amici Park—Date and State streets.   Presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy, the Festival will screen entertaining, recent and classic films, that have no...

The producers of the PBS science series NOVA and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC invite you to a special sneak peek screening event featuring NOVA's upcoming film, "Colosseum – Roman Death Trap" (53 minutes) ( more info ) followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A with experts from the film Including:   Gary Glassman - Prod...

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the 1st "Saint Pio Award Ceremony," which will take place at The Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004), on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 6:30pm.   A cocktail reception will be followed by the award ceremony. The Saint Pio Award has been established to reco...

By Marissa Fessenden The first motion pictures were simple image sequences — like that captured by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge using a series of cameras tripped by a horse galloping in 1878. Even the first films with plot were short (like George Méliès's 1902 A Trip to the Moon, which has a run time of about 14 minutes).   The f...

Al Tribeca Film Festival, appena conclusosi a New York, l'unico lungometraggio italiano in concorso è stato Alì Blue Eyes (titolo originale Alì ha gli occhi azzurri), una pellicola vera e amara del giovane regista romano Claudio Giovannesi. Il film racconta la storia di Nader, un ragazzo di origine egiziana che lotta tra la cultura e le tradizioni...

by Anna Husted   Help us say benvenuto to an old friend, Italian cinema, with the return of our popular Open Roads festival, June 6 – 12. Featuring work from the likes of Paolo Virzi (Every Blessed Day), Marco Bellocchio (Dormant Beauty), Gianni Amelio (The First Man), and Daniele Cipri (It Was the Son), to name just a few, there's something...