Maryknoll Father Vincent Capodanno (1929-1967) may not be a household name, even among Catholics. “The Field Afar,” an independently produced documentary, aims to make his inspiring life story better known. Engaging and well-crafted, the one-hour film will be airing on various ABC-TV affiliates through January 2020. Viewers can go to https://www.th...

Martin Scorsese has really turned up the volume on projects themed around music and rock and roll in recent years. Following his and Mick Jagger‘s debacle of an HBO series in the quickly-canceled VINYL after one season in 2016, Scorsese will now look to further explore New York City’s vibrant music scene of the 1970s in a forthcoming documentary. A...

Loro Piana cashmere.” The phrase, in and of itself, can turn shoppers’ heads from across the room; few materials in the fashion universe are as coveted (or, honestly, as expensive) as the plush, featherlight fibers spun by this Italian uber-luxury purveyor. Loro Piana has long been a discreet-chic wardrobe stopover for the very wealthy (and the equ...

The long-anticipated documentary about late Pittsburgh wrestler Bruno Sammartino is being released. “Bruno Sammartino” will launch this Friday in New York City and Los Angeles and will debut around the world in the spring. The film features actor/politician/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrestler/actor John Cena, The Miz and Stan Hanson. The f...

Ccà Semu "siamo qui", il documentario di Luca Vullo che racconta Lampedusa tramite le parole e le emozioni dei suoi abitanti, è adesso disponibile online gratuitamente! Il film è frutto di un progetto di ricerca socio-antropologico dell'Università UCL di Londra condotta dalla Prof.ssa Michela Franceschelli e dalla ricercatrice Adele Galipò per far...

A screening of Bussotti’s film Rara (New York premiere), followed by a selection of the artist’s musical miniatures. After an introduction by Luciano Chessa, Bussotti’s silent film Rara (1967-69) will be screened in a restored version. Experimental and without deliberate narrative, the work gathers ‘filmed portraits’ of the 1960s Italian avant-gard...

Just off Chicago’s shoreline during World War II, the U.S. Navy trained more than 15,000 carrier pilots on a pair of coal-fired, side-wheel passenger steamers transformed into “flattops.” Not every pilot landed successfully on the pitching decks of the USS Wolverine and USS Sable, and many aircraft plunged into the watery depths. Today, more than 1...

La vita di un uomo straordinario emigrato da un paesino della lucchesia in America, dove ha avuto un grande successo, ma anche lo spaccato di un secolo di storia: tutto questo è "Mr Wonderland", il documentario di Valerio Ciriaci, proiettato in anteprima per la stampa questa mattina presso l'auditorium in San Micheletto. Il film è stato proiettato...

"Imagine how they felt, being photographed." Cohen Media Group has unveiled an official US trailer for the acclaimed documentary called Shooting the Mafia, which first premiered at both the Sundance & Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year. The doc film is a profile of famed Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia, the first woman to ever be employ...

On this episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’ll sit down with Filmmaker Antony Osso to discuss his award winning documentary PIZZA SHOP: An Italian-American Dream– an intimate portrait of his family and the pizzeria and restaurant they have run for over forty years. Osso’s film introduces us to his father Charlie and uncle Fred, poor immigra...