“Mountainmen: Gothic Line 1945”. Des Plaines Theatre • 1476 Miner St. Des Plaines, IL. 7:30 p.m. • Thursday, June 20 Free seating • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED here. It took Allied forces nearly two brutal years from July 1943 to May 1945 to topple Mussolini’s regime and drive Hitler’s forces from the Italian peninsula during World War II. Key to their s...

The Tribeca Festival is celebrating the monumental anniversaries of two Italian-American classics: series “The Sopranos” and Martin Scorsese‘s “Mean Streets.” The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, takes place June 5 through 16 and unveiled its lineup of talks with iconic artists, critically-acclaimed directors, and multi-hyphenate entertaine...

Pack One Bag is a new podcast documentary series that tells the story of two Italians married on the run escaping Mussolini’s “Racial Laws,” and the story of the family they left behind, fighting to survive the Nazi occupation of Rome. It comes from documentarian David Modigliani, who was behind HBO’s Running with Beto, who is the grandson of the p...

Leonardo da Vinci is coming soon to a movie theater near you. The Renaissance artist will become the latest artist to receive a biopic, Variety reports, in the form of a new film from Andrew Haigh, the director most famous for making last year’s All of Us Strangers. The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s acclaimed Leonardo biography, though it...

This new landmark three-part series follows the most extensive archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation. Nearly two years in the making, with exclusive access to the dig and the all-Italian team of archaeologists, the series follows the excavation of an entire city block, Insula 10, in the north of the city. Dive into the past with the...

On April 17th, the 500th anniversary of Giovanni Da Verrazzano's discovery of New York Harbor, NIAF held a private screening of the upcoming documentary “Giovanni da Verrazzano: From the Renaissance to New York City” at the Paley Center in NYC!  After the film presentation, guests were treated to a panel discussion featuring the film’s director and...

Genoa are marking the 130th anniversary of the oldest football club in Italy’s foundation with a documentary released on Amazon Prime Video. This was a side founded in Genoa by British ex-pats in September 1893, which is why the name remains Genoa Cricket and Football Club.  The documentary, called ‘Genoa Comunque e Dovunque’ (Genoa anyway and ever...

A new and revealing documentary about the life of the 16th century Italian explorer Giovanni Da Verrazzano will make its debut in New York City on April 17th. The film will be shown on the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Da Verrazzano’s ship, in what is now New York Harbor, on April 17, 1524. The film "Giovanni Da Verrazzano: From the Renaissan...

SUNDAY, MAY 5 @ 1:30 PM - The Italian Cultural Society, 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA. ADMISSION $10 • REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED • DOORS OPEN AT 1:00pm This poignant documentary “Prisoners In Paradise,” reveals the untold story of over 51,000 Italian soldiers who were brought to the United States as prisoners of war during World War II. Featuring...

“Ennio” is a virtual love letter of a documentary from Italy’s Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (“Cinema Paradiso”) to his distinguished, Oscar-winning compatriot, the prolific maestro of film scoring Ennio Morricone. “Ennio” opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline on March 29. With a prodigious 400 film scores Morricone, 91 when...