Tuesday, Jan. 25 • 7 pm EDT. Screening of "Our Hebrews". Followed by a discussion. Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Two options: In-person or via Zoom (Links to view the documentary and to join the Zoom discussion will be sent upon registration). Presented in partnership with Wagner College Holocaust Center. Proof of vaccina...

Fremantle has won a bidding war for exclusive rights to produce a high-end documentary about Raffaella Carrà, the iconic Italian singer, actor, dancer and TV host who was a pop culture sensation across Europe and Latin America. Carrà, who died in July at 78, rose to fame in Italy as a singer and dancer during the 1970’s as co-host of the variety sh...

While this year marks the 75th anniversary of what has evolved into a holiday classic — “It’s a Wonderful Life” — a Rome native has co-produced and directed a documentary film that explores whether the fictional location in the movie — Bedford Falls — was in reality Seneca Falls, and that the beloved motion picture was in truth, influenced by a sma...

‘Dritto negli occhi’ is a video project for the promotion of contemporary Italian photography abroad , promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and conceived and produced by Alessandra Mauro, editorial director of Contrasto Books. 5 short documentaries (in Italian with English subtitles), 6 conversations with leadin...

If you're an LA history nerd, you won't want to miss "La Cucina Italiana in Los Angeles: An Italian & American Story." This new documentary traces the emergence and evolution of Italian-American cuisine in the City of Angels from the late 19th century to 2021. Interviews with culinary figureheads including Nancy Silverton, Piero Selvaggio, Gino Ang...

Winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum (which awards yearly grants to aspiring filmmakers to create films exploring the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations), “Yes Chef” is the visceral tale of Corrine Bianchi, a third generation Italian American Chef who struggles to celebrate her successes as she rem...

There’s a point in “The Oratorio” when the attention turns to the organ at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City. The giant instrument is both a vestige and a living example of the long history of the church, located on Mulberry Street near Chinatown and Little Italy in Manhattan. With key parts made from wood and leather, it’s something for...

Hundreds of planes grounded at airports around the world. Empty, lonely streets. People looking from inside their windows. These are some of the images we all remember about March 2020. It was the beginning of the pandemic and of the Italian first lockdown that would last almost two months. This is also the start of Harvest 2020, a documentary prod...

Director Mark Spano takes a trip deep down into the very core of one of the most historically renowned Mediterranean Islands. Thanks to an extraordinary plethora of transnational academic perspectives and feedback from the locals, his work auspiciously leans on a polyhedral approach, which certainly fits the subject at hand: The crossroad ancestral...

As “The Oratorio: A Documentary With Martin Scorsese” reminds us, the eponymous director’s deep attachment to the Little Italy neighborhood in which he was raised has endured throughout his life. Within that area of lower Manhattan, he observes in the film, one place retains paramount significance for him: the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedra...