It was once a crime to be Italian. That’s what Potentially Dangerous reveals. As America crept closer to its second World War, the U.S. government grew suspicious of some citizens based not on what they had done, but only where they were from.  600,000 Italians and Italian Americans were persecuted during the war. Many were under curfew from 8 p.m....

One of the problems that the Italian American community has always had, and the consequences of which it has always paid for, is division, the lack of unity. When I say that Italian Americans are, to all intents and purposes, Italian, even if some of them do not have an Italian passport that officially certifies it, I mean that there is an Italian...

Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta—Four Centuries of History, a Journey through Time between Art Delights and Water Games, directed by Francesco Vitali and written in collaboration with Claudia Botta, is based on the book Milano profana nell’età dei Borromeo (Secular Milan in the Borromean Age) by Alessandro Morandotti, and produced by Francesco Vitali,...

Hofstra’s Italian American Lecture Series presented a film screening and commentary on “Arrangiarsi (Pizza ... and the Art of Living)” with director Matteo Troncone on Tuesday, April 13. ‘Arrangiarsi’ translates to overcoming obstacles, and it is the main theme of the film. The film is a documentary not only about the gastronomy of Italian culture,...

Cristiana Dell’Anna, star of the HBO Max crime series Gomorrah, has landed the lead role of U.S. Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini in Alejandro Monteverde’s true story feature retelling Cabrini. Production starts June 28 in Buffalo, NY and NYC. Mother Cabrini was an Italian-American Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sac...

Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine will be on the same team, as executive producers, on a documentary about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and baseball for Turner Sports. The two managers, who at times were rivals and weren’t particularly close, will work with media agent Sandy Montag, who will be the third executive producer on the project. 

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are pleased to announce the 2021 grant award recipients for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. The Film Forum, led by AGBO’s Russo Brothers and President of Creative, Angela Russo-Otstot, is an initiative to fund films depicting and exp...

Join us on April 15 for an online event in celebration of the 2021 Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo. At 2:00 pm EST, following a welcome greeting by Consul Maria Manca, we will screen the short documentary "Il sapore del futuro" (The Taste of the Future, 23 min.), produced by the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci...

Leah Claire Borrie, director, writer, and Long Island-native is revisiting her hometown to tell the story of BABYGIRL, a short film that depicts the true story of Adele Rizoli, an audacious Italian-American girl who, in 1981, escaped her loveless marriage to find her soul mate, only to discover he was the Mob’s most talented young assassin. Filming...

On March 25th 2021, the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) hosted another successful movie night, promoting the recently released documentary, “Stallone: Frank, That Is” with special guest, Frank Stallone. The event was moderated by NOIAFT founder, Taylor Taglianetti. This video features highlights from the discussion and Q&A. Directed by Derek Way...