Friday October 4, 2019, 6:00 PM. $25 Italian Cultural Center of San Diego, 1629 Columbia Street  - San Diego, CA 92101. Professor Gabriella Ponzoli will provide an introduction to Ferrante's work which will include excerpts from her two books featured at FeStivale: L'Amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The ticket also includes entry to the F...

With 1964's A Fistful of Dollars, Italian screenwriter and director Sergio Leone brought an entirely new sensibility to the Western, incorporating ideas from other genres within the framework of a tale set in the Old West. In doing so, he not only created a new type of film, the Spaghetti Western, but also launched the film career of its star, Clin...

Through a rally of gunfire and the drama of a well publicized trial, Italian director Marco Bellocchio returns to New York for his newest movie, The Traitor. Depicting the true life story of Tommaso Buscetta (played by Pierfrancesco Favino), The Traitor follows a Sicilian mafia boss who leaves the cartel to become an informant and take down the mos...

"Mother Cabrini," an EWTN original film produced by CRISTIANA Video, will be screened by the Chamber of Deputies at the Palazzo Montecitrorio in Rome at 4 p.m. local time, Sept. 24. (Italy's Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the U.S. House of Representatives or Britain's House of Commons.) The event will feature the premiere of the Italian-dubbe...

Sophia Loren compie 85 anni. La diva nata a Pozzuoli il 20 settembre del 1934 non smette di stupire e accettare sfide professionali. Sara' infatti la protagonista del prossimo film del figlio Edoardo Ponti 'La vita davanti a sè'', dieci anni dopo 'Nine' suo ultimo lavoro. Il film, tratto dall'omonimo romanzo di Romain Gary, racconta la storia di Ma...

Every major film festival eventually faces the challenges associated with leadership change. In some cases that transition can be handled sloppily or unethically, compromising the event’s vision while permanently damaging staff morale and community support.  There are no such concerns regarding Diana Agostini’s recent appointment as the new executi...

Win an original signed poster from Martin Scorsese film "Raging Bull" (1980)! Poster is signed by MARTIN SCORSESE and ROBERT DE NIRO, who won Academy Award for Best Actor for this role. The raffle benefits Friends of the Erben Organ (FREO), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, of which Martin Scorsese is Honorary Chair. FREO was formed in 2017 with t...

September 24 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm - Hofstra University, Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, 779 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY. The Italian-American Experience Lecture Series presents Look Again: Old and New Films in Italian Studies in fall 2019. The first lecture in the series will be a screening of Assunta Spina (1915) and will featur...

I was combing through my television channels the other day when I landed upon the familiar confines of the Corleone clan. Of course I had to stop and watch; it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. The first time I remember watching The Godfather, I was five years old. As many times as I’ve seen this landmark film, I still marvel at it’s all around great...

Kristian Alfonso was cast as ingenue Hope Williams on Days of Our Lives in 1983. Though she’s left the show at points to pursue other endeavors, she’s always returned to continue her iconic role. Alfonso has also been on television shows such as Falcon Crest, Full House, Melrose Place, Baywatch, and MacGyver over the course of her career. From winn...