The life of Philadelphia filmmaker Robert Patriarca has been measured in cannoli. So, his audiences may find it hard to believe the 28-year-old Frankford native didn’t actually consume the Italian pastry until he was 14 years old. “We grew up without cannoli in our household,” he recently confided, while sitting amid copious amounts of the tube-sha...

From his apartment overlooking New Haven’s Wooster Square and St. Michael Church, freelance writer and film maker Steve Hamm began noticing how many funeral processions went past in August 2017. St. Michael’s is where the old Italian-American families worship, and Hamm realized that with each funeral a lifetime of memories and stories about the old...

Roberto Angotti‘s Italian American Baseball Family has been selected as a finalist in theSPORT MOVIES & TV 2018 Festival in Milan, Italy. Submitted by Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) with Italian subtitles, Italian American Baseball Family features Lawrence Baldassaro, author of “Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball” and “Ba...

Saturday, November 17, 6:30 PM. Boston Jewish Film - 1001 Watertown Street, 2nd Floor - West Newton, MA 02465. MFA Remis Auditorium. Director: Valerio Ciriaci. Country: Italy. Language: Italian. Running Time: 31 min. Type of Film: Documentary. An intoxicating short documentary, chronicling a day in the life of Rome’s Jewish community. Roman Jews ha...

Monday, November 12 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. The popular Italian cuisine, loved and imitated around the world, is slowly fading, but many are trying to save it. Presented at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, I Villani is a documentary by Daniele De Michele, which follows the lives of...

"I miei nonni vengono tutti dall’Italia, sono emigrati tra il 1903 e il 1910. Entrambi i miei genitori, invece, sono nati negli Stati Uniti, quindi io sono cresciuto in una famiglia italo americana, molto numerosa per altro, e sono cresciuto ascoltando le storie che mi raccontavano i nonni, mia mamma o gli zii. Alla fine sono diventato uno storytel...

If you were to pick a current documentarian for the subject of a documentary, Gia Marie Amella would be a smart choice. Together with her partner, Giuseppe “Beppe” Mangione, she’s the force behind Modio Media, a production company that first came to the attention of the Italian-American community with the 2007 release of “And They Came to Chicago:...

At the invitation of We the Italians founder and president Umberto Mucci, Italian American Baseball Family director and producer Roberto Angotti traveled to Italy to share his Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning documentary with an enthusiastic audience at the Center for American Studies in Rome on September 26, 2018. Among tho...

The initial idea was to make a fun short film about Charlie and Fred Osso, the owners of Rudy’s Pizzeria in Closter, full of satisfying, close-up shots of oozing cheese, creamy pastas and crusty bread — you get the picture. What emerged was a poignant story about sacrifice, success, family and the American Dream told through the story of two Italia...

IN THE MOOD IN OUR OWN WAY: a documentary written, produced, directed and narrated by LUCA MARTERA, edited by CARLA BRANDOLINI, linguistic consultant and additional voice narration FRANK PISATURO. A Sexual Radar Production, 2018 https://vimeo.com/296585302 From the ancient Italian tradition of the Great Opera Houses to the Neapolitan melodies of 20...