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...

Sometimes I feel like a time traveler trapped between the fetishized past of supposed authenticity and the hyper-speed present, where news, culture and opinion travels as fast as it’s posted on social media. In the world I grew up in, Frank Sinatra was one of the most important men in America. He embodied cool with a microphone in one hand, a drink...

“Dolente Bellezza” è un cortometraggio d’animazione dedicato a Dante Alighieri scritto e diretto da Roberto Recchioni, prodotto da Direct2Brain, selezionato nell’ambito di Corti d’Autore, iniziativa del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale in collaborazione con l’Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovi...

It’s easy enough (if pricey) to pick up truffle oil at any grocery store; some neighborhood restaurants even feature truffle oil fries on their menu as a sort of “elevated” pub fare. The flavor comes from the more widely available black truffle (or more likely a synthetic version), and it’s made the truffle something of a mainstay for mainstream re...

House of Gucci, an upcoming Ridley Scott crime flick, has sparked a lot of conversation in recent days, mostly through photos of Adam Driver and Lady Gaga on set in Milan, Italy. They act respectively as Maurizio Gucci, the former heir to the Gucci fortune, and Patrizia Reggiani, his ex-wife who was convicted in 1998 for ordering his murder three y...