The Alberto Sordi Museum and Foundation said Friday it would hold a show marking the 100th anniversary of his birth in the great actor's Roman villa from March to June this year. The foundation proposed the exhibit and the administration of Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi agreed to it, the foundation said.  The show will be in "various areas of the villa...

Italian movie director Federico Fellini was relentless in creating memorable feasts for the eyes in his films. Who could forget the opening sequence of La Dolce Vita—in which a statue of Jesus flies over ancient Roman aqueducts, concrete construction sites, and bikini-clad bodies? Or the scene in 8½ in which an endless stream of quirky characters s...

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest in international art cinema, a master of memory, dreams, fantasy and desire: Federico Fellini. Our year-long celebration of his genius starts with this musical tribute by one of the greatest pianist of the Italian jazz scene: Enrico Pieranunzi. For this debut in Washington DC of F...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is collaborating with Film Geeks SD to present a year-long monthly series of Italian genre films that showcase the variety and range of Italian cinema, many of which have never been screened in San Diego before. "We could not be more excited to kick off our programming with this partnership with Film Geek...

Martin Scorsese is the most alive he’s been in his work in a long time, brimming with renewed passion for filmmaking and invigorated by the reception that has greeted his latest gangland magnum opus, “The Irishman.” And what he wants to talk about is death. Just to be clear, he’s not talking about the deaths in his movies or anyone else’s. “You jus...

The Godfather is a historic film that made and remade historical past. Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s best-selling household novel is persistently rated within the prime three movement photos ever made, usually at #1. Some critics and movie historians imagine the sequel, The Godfather Half II, was a good higher movie, solidifying...

Unico Delaware members and guests enjoyed Italian specialities at a Christmas party at Fish On Dec. 8. Chapter members held their annual Christmas tea at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes Dec. 11. They shared homemade cakes and cookies with the residents, held a Christmas sing-along and donated small gifts such as socks, hats and...

Producer Dino De Laurentiis was one of the most prolific filmmakers ever, having produced or co-produced more than 600 films during a career that spanned seven decades. His legacy continues not only through the work of his children and grandchildren but also by a new generation of filmmakers in his Italian hometown. De Laurentiis was born in the sh...

Director James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari” race car epic has a lot of moving parts, and not just on the track. The 2 ½-hour tribute to Le Mans star Ken Miles and genius engineer Carroll Shelby piles conflict upon conflict. Besides the heroes’ schoolyard fisticuffs, the film pits Henry Ford II versus Enzo Ferrari; Shelby versus Ford’s corporate minio...

Garry Pastor , who portrayed the legendary Genovese Crime family boss Matty "The Horse" Ianniello in HBO series The Deuce will be working with multiple award winner Nick Vallelonga and many other established talents on Ciro Dapagio’s Silent Partners. Filming starts this week in Fort Lauderdale. Set in 1980’s Silent Partners is based on true events...