More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who will be presented with NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadership in Health and Science live during the G...

Francis Coppola has long wanted another crack at “The Godfather Part III,” looking to shorten it in places, and strengthen it in others, and change the title. He has been tinkering with that for awhile, as he re-cut versions of other films including “Cotton Club.” But he always said he needed Paramount Pictures’ blessing. Today, the studio announce...

In the 1970s, as America was mired in the aftermath of war, civil unrest and a scandal that brought down a president, the paranoid thriller became a thriving film genre unto itself. Movies like The Parallax View, Klute, All the President’s Men and Three Days of the Condor captured the attention of a country on edge.  In the middle of the decade, co...

It’s likely that the name Francis Ford Coppola in most people’s minds will always be as one of the world’s great filmmakers, whose work includes The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The Outsiders, The Rainmaker and more. But anyone familiar with the pioneering figures in the American wine world knows that Francis Ford Coppola Wi...

The Godfather is a historic film that made and remade historical past. Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s best-selling household novel is persistently rated within the prime three movement photos ever made, usually at #1. Some critics and movie historians imagine the sequel, The Godfather Half II, was a good higher movie, solidifying...

He was one of the defining voices of the auteur ’70s, having made some of the greatest and most ambitious films ever attempted. The films included The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now and The Conversation. His penchant for risking himself personally to make those films, and the fortunes he won and lost along the way, makes him the quintessential d...

Leave the gun, take a ride to the Patchogue Theatre. "The Godfather" is screening at the Patchogue Theatre on May 15 at 7 p.m. as part of the theatre's Classic Film Series. Tickets are on sale from $12 to $15 and can be purchased here.  The theatre's Classic Films Series is underway and includes other favorites like "Close Encounters of the Third K...

"Ritengo che gli italiani siano brave persone" ha affermato il regista Francis Ford Coppola in un'intervista rilasciata a Biagio Maimone per il quotidiano America Oggi, riferendosi alla problematica dell'immigrazione, dicendosi convinto che "prevarrà la benevolenza e la gentilezza degli italiani" nell'affrontarla. “L’America ha goduto di molti bene...

DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mario Puzo's "The Godfather." A new edition has just been released with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola and Puzo co-wrote the screenplays for...