Dear friends, today I start this editorial with a good news about me and I want to share it with you: I received the first dose of anticovid vaccine, and next April 2 I will have the second one. I believe that for me it was fate that a wonderful Italian nurse, Celeste Radatti, inoculated me with an American vaccine. Two flags, One vaccine! On this...

Adelina Maria Puccini Timofeyew didn't pay much attention to politics. In 1936, a year after graduating from the University of New Mexico with an undergraduate degree in music, she took off for Italy to study at the Conservatory of St. Cecilia in Rome, Italy, the first woman accepted into the conservatory's composition program. That same year, Beni...

Forghedaboudit New York Italian Style Cuisine has come a long way since Bob and Kim Yacone were handing out fliers, baking pizzas from a garage in Deming, NM and delivering the piping hot pies to customers in Luna County. Nine years later, the Yacones are planning to franchise the local business and call it Forghedaboudit Express. They have opened...

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...