The movie "Non Essere Cattivo", directed by Claudio Caligari and released after his death earlier this year, will be Italy's candidate for the best foreign-language film award at the 2016 Oscars. The movie was chosen from among nine contenders by a committee at the Italian National Association of Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries (ANICA)....

by Jeannine Guilyard   The Museum of Modern Art's current film series "Antonio Pietrangeli: A Retrospective" is in its final days, so if you're in New York City this week, it's still not too late to catch one of these Italian classics on the big screen. Born in Rome, Pietrangeli first studied medicine but fate took over when he assisted...

The After Hours Film Society continues at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove, on Monday, August 11 at 7:30 PM with a special presentation of "Bicycle Thief."   The film will be shown in memory of Joe Barillari, who was instrumental in the formation of the After Hours Film Society. Tickets for "Bicycle Thief" a...

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, screening of Catia's Choice - 80 Sea Miles South of Lampdusa (90', 2014) the Web series/docufiction by Roberto Burchielli on Catia Pellegrino, Italy's first female naval commander who came to the rescue of drowning migrants off the island of Lampedusa in 2013. Catia Pellegrino and/or the director in...

In Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema, Ruth Ben-Ghiat provides the first in-depth study of feature and documentary films produced under the auspices of Mussolini’s government that took as their subjects or settings Italy’s African and Balkan colonies. These “empire films” were Italy's entry into an international market for the exotic.   The fil...

di Riccardo Chioni   Un'intera generazione di ragazzini s'era invaghita di lei, le teenager invece l'avevano eletta compagna ideale negli anni Cinquanta, quando Annette Funicello, la star sbarazzina acqua e sapone che nei panni di Mouseketeer entrava nelle case degli americani col programma "The Mickey Mouse Club", in bianco e nero sul picco...

American Hustle director David O. Russell will headline the lineup at the upcoming Los Angeles-Italia Film Festival, organizers said Monday. Also on tap for the event that highlights the work of Italian and Italian-American filmmakers and entertainers will be film director Roberto Faenza, actress and director Valeria Golino, and famed Italian sing...

Il NICE, New Italian Cinema Events, è il festival di cinema italiano più longevo negli Stati Uniti: 24 anni di attività in cui la fondatrice e direttrice Viviana del Bianco ha fatto conoscere il cinema italiano, e in particolare le opere prime e seconde, al pubblico americano.   "È una grande emozione – ha detto del Bianco – pensare che sono...

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. Later in 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. There, the family boarded a train for the trip to California, where Frank's older brother Benjamin was living.   On their journey, they subsisted on bread a...

by Alan Henney   Movie 'n' Food (Sapore Di Cinema) is a new exhibition at the Italian Embassy that highlights common elements found in fashion, food, cinema and photography with emphasis on Italian culture. It will be on display at the embassy in Washington, D.C. for only a short time this month.   The exhibition is a result of Expo 2...