In 1992, about halfway between his legendary turns in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Casino, Joe Pesci played his other iconic 1990s role: That of Vincent Gambini, the rookie Brooklyn attorney trying his falsely-accused cousin’s murder case in rural Alabama, in the comedy My Cousin Vinny.  Directed by Jonathan Lynn, My Cousin Vinny was part of th...

From Sunday, March 20, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Organized by Istituto Capri nel Mondo with Ministry of Culture, ENI, and Italian Trade Agency, under the patronage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Ministry of Economic Development. In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, and Hollywood Ch...

Paolo Sorrentino is undoubtedly one of the major Italian directors currently in business, who also stands out for being an actor, producer, screenwriter and writer, and is the winner of a Golden Globe, four European FilmAwards, five David di Donatello and eight Nastri d’argento. Born in Naples in 1970, Sorrentino soon became an orphan, and began wo...

Picture Tuscany; the beautiful rolling hills, the crystal blue ocean, the array of cultural beauty that attractions millions of people from around the world. Wouldn’t she be marvelous to capture on screen? The owners of production company Fair Play certainly think so and have made it the core of its mission statement. Founded in 2016 by world-renow...

Thursday, March 24th in person 6:00 pm Eastern Time. Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia - 600 Chestnut St, Suite 956, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Free Admission but Registration is required. Covid policy note: the mask is required at the event Register here. PI-Philly members are welcome as are new friends! Consider joining PI-Philly today!!! A...

“I’m convinced that I created “Once upon a time in my cinema”, rather than “Once upon a time in America.” Who better than the director himself to enclose in a handful of words the deeper meaning of one of the most talked about films in the history of cinema?  “Once Upon a Time in America” was initially a flop, then re-evaluated by critics, especial...

It’s hard to imagine “The Godfather” without Al Pacino. His understated performance as Michael Corleone, who became a respectable war hero despite his corrupt family, goes almost unnoticed for the first hour of the film — until at last he asserts himself, gradually taking control of the Corleone criminal operation and the film along with it. But th...

Italy has wonderful representatives in the United States who tell its story, exalt its culture and language, narrate its traditions and innovations, its places and its beauties. To see them from Italy, where we are always ready to describe only our worst things, is exciting. One of the most competent people I have met in this field is also a person...

We are thrilled to announce that CINEMA ITALY will be back with the 18th edition in Miami! This will be a special edition adapted to the current circumstances. Consequently, we will be passing on any events this year. However, this does not hold us back from sharing ten Italian movies in the theater again and enjoying them with our Cinema Italy fri...

Italian horror legend Dario Argento’s 20th movie, Dark Glasses—his first feature in 10 years—will be arriving on Shudder this fall. While we wait (and feverishly hope it’s a return to form after 2012's regrettable Dracula 3D), we’re looking back at 10 films that have defined his career so far. Fans of Argento—who also wrote, co-wrote, or adapted th...