Dear Festival Friends, we scratched our heads and reviewed all the options. Like so many other festivals and events where gathering together is a big part of the experience, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival would lose its energy if we did it in any other way. So, we’ve decided to go live in 2021 with the 2020 program as planned at the Hiland...

Dear valued sponsors, partners, and friends, thank you for your patience over the last few months as you waited for a decision on the rescheduling of the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. Your understanding has given us the time to  carefully consider how best to proceed in this unprecedented COVID environment. Given the character and spirit...

The book “The Italy-Morenci Connection: Pioneers from Italy to Morenci AZ” is a tribute to our brave forefathers, the vast majority of whom had no formal education or of any  knowledge of the English language, who in defiance to the unknown, left their native soil to venture in a wild semi-unexplored territory hoping to find a better life for thems...

In compliance with the New Mexico Secretary of Health’s order prohibiting mass public gatherings, we must postpone the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. It is too soon to even speculate on a date or timeframe for rescheduling. Please be assured, however, that we have every intention of going forward with the great festival program we have pl...

The 13th edition of New Mexico’s largest, longest running celebration of Italian cinema and culture includes critically-acclaimed dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, and a Special Feature Film - a compelling documentary of significant social and historical importance, with an in-person appearance by the filmmaker. The 2020 program also features three...

In her first at-bat for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobos against the USA Olympic Team in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California on Thursday, February 20, 2020, Team Italy slugger Andrea Howard hit a home run over the center field fence to score the Lobos only run in the 10-1 loss to Team USA. Having a knack for dis...

Among the appealing lineup of films set to screen at 13th Annual NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, a full-length documentary stands out as the Special Feature Film for its historical, socio-political and cultural significance. The Innocents of Florence: the quest to save 600,000 children will be introduced by its maker, David Battistella, who w...

Si rende noto che il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles intende procedere alla nomina del Vice Console Onorario a Santa Fe. Il Vice Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale di Los Angeles, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente funzioni di assistenza in favore dei cittadini italiani e tutela degli interessi ita...

Folk music has been at the root of August March’s studies, formal and informal, for nigh on 40 years now. Due to the influence of his father and mother, the dude grew up listening to Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and a host of other hippies and hipsters who went back to their roots—and the roots of their nation—i...

The Italian restaurant Scalo is returning to Nob Hill in AlbuquerqueThe restaurant, which abruptly closed in 2018, is under new ownership. “I was actually a manager in the 90s," said Chuck Parlapiano, the new general manager of the restaurant. "This is really coming full circle for me." The new owners were regular customers before the restaurant cl...