Shot in Matera. A Film Retrospective Celebrating Matera. 2019 European Capital of Culture. Free Admission | RSVP Required. IIC SF: 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza), San Francisco (CA); BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley (CA) Jun 23, Jul 5, Aug 8 | IIC SF - CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI - Dir. Francesco Rosi - Bay Area Premiere Full-Length Digita...

Come and find out about the Pizzica, an engaging music and dance style from Puglia, the beautiful heel of Italy's boot! Following their performance at the SFJAZZ Center (Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm), the Italian music masters from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are offering a fun and engaging workshop about the Pizzica--learn about the dance, the mus...

Join us for the Opening Reception of the photo exhibit Probable Landscapes (Paesaggi Probabili), by Nico Colucci. For the occasion, harpist Giuliana De Donno and composer and cellist Vito Paternosterwill join us in celebrating Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. Part of the celebration is the film retrospective Shot in Matera (details will be...

As part of the 2nd edition of Fare Cinema - The Week of Italian Cinema in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco presents Endless Michelangelo (Michelangelo Infinito), a film by Sky Arte directed by Emanuele Imbucci, with Ivano Marescotti and Enrico Lo Verso. The film is in Italian, with English subtitles. Duration: 100 min., 20...

Seventy years and counting. The Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco celebrates its birthday after its creation in 1949. Three women - Countess Lillian Dandini, Mrs. Dobbins D’Anneo, Mrs. Louis Piccirillo - wanted to form a non-profit, not-political organization to promote a broad and deep understanding and appreciation of Italian contributio...

The Spring edition of Cinema Italia San Francisco is just few weeks away. The program of April 2019 will celebrate and honor Ugo Tognazzi, the Italian movie, TV, and theatre actor, as well as director and screenwriter.   Born in Cremona, he worked as a bookkeeper for a salami factory as a teenager, and later started to perform in local amateur thea...

This year's appointment with classic Italian cinema at the legendary Castro Theatre will pay a tribute to Italian icon Ugo Tognazzi. As an actor, director and screenwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian Cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi inv...

The year 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Primo Levi, a writer and chemist who, like no one else before him, was able to represent the Shoah and its echoes in literature. Levi’s precision and linguistic clarity make him one of the most significant Italian writers of the last century. Professor Marco Belpoliti, a leading expert on Pr...

A Lecture by Fritjof Capra Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of hundreds of scholarly and popular books. However, there are surprisingly few books about Leonardo's science. Moreover, most authors who have discussed his scientific work have looked at it through Newtonian lenses, which has...

When: Monday, May 06, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, #F Lecture by Prof. Kate von Orden, Harvard University Organized by the Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Cultural Institute Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) Free Admission | RSVP Required