When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 At 6:30 pm - Where: Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles - Organized by : IIC - Entrance : Free Authors Gian Maria Annovi (winner of the Ennio Flaiano Internetional Prize for Italian Studies) and Christopher Domingues Micheal will discuss the work of Italian world-renowned writer and filmaker Pier Paolo Paso...

When: May 24th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - What: The 2nd Edition of this bestselling biograpy of one of the most important Italian intellectuals of the post–World War II erapresented by Author Barth David Schwartz Author Barth David Schwartz will present the 2nd edition of the bestselling biograph...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Ennio Morricone (Rome, 1928) started out as a trumpeter, but became the composer of the most beautiful and memorable soundtracks in film history. From early on he was successful in the spaghetti western genre, writing the music for the great masterpieces of Sergio Leone.   As early as the 1960s he composed for nume...

On the Occasion of the 14th Annual Italian Language Week in the World, presented under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago Andrea Raos is pleased to invite you to the presentation of "The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini".   Presenta...

In collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, Centro Studi-Archivio Pier Paolo Pasolini/Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles, UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to present a retrospective of films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the most iconoclastic and influential figures in Italian cinema in the ge...

by Nickolas Marinelli   Ask any average American who Ninetto Davoli is, and you'll likely get a blank stare. Even fans of vintage foreign films may have a hard time remembering where they've heard that name before. But ask an Italian or Italian film fan, and you'll get the kind of reaction usually reserved for superstars who began their care...

by Jeannine Guilyard   When I first contacted screenwriter Francesca Serafini for an interview, I had no idea the incredible day I would have translating her words. Not only did I appreciate the information in her responses to my questions, but I also appreciated her poetic way of writing them.   She has her craft down to a science. I...

by Alessia Gargiulo   The cinematographic era of Italian Neorealism marked a revolutionary turning point. Director Otto Preminger said that the history of cinema is divided into two parts, before Rome Open City, and after it.    A new language was created by a handful of directors and screenwriters in Italy in the immediate post-...

Abel Ferrara&rsquos new film Pasolini has picked up an Italian distributor, the Rome-based Europictures. The company was smitten on the film after seeing only a short promo in Cannes. Pasolini, clocking in at 86 minutes, is Ferrara&rsquos look at the controversial Italian director and writer&rsquos last day on earth: Nov. 2, 1975. &nbs...

A lecture by Manuele Gragnolati (University of Oxford) In ENGLISH. Focussing on the connection between textuality, subjectivity and politics, this paper explores analogies and differences in the late works by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante.   The aesthetics of both authors resists linearity and allows for the articulation of paradoxic...