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After the success of Matteo Garrone's last film, Reality, Santa Barbara dedicates 3 nights to one of the most controversial yet admired Italian directors, with a retrospective organized by UCSB Professor Anna Brusutti and co-sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Film and Media Studies department. After graduating from art school, Matteo Garr...

by Mauro Battocchi   For a great night of music, come to the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30PM. Attendees will be treated to a celebration of Enrico Caruso, the world acclaimed Neapolitan operatic tenor, delivered by tenor Pasquale Esposito, actor Dino Natali and soprano Julie Adams. The even...

by Zach Drapkin   The Kings finally got a valuable player to sign on to the Sac-town squad. Marc Belinelli is headed to play for George Karl on a three-year, $19 million deal.   The 29 year-old Italian sharpshooter had been with the San Antonio Spurs since 2013, and won an NBA championship while playing for coach Gregg Popovich. Belin...

This year marks the 25th anniversary of N.I.C.E. - New Italian Cinema Events in the USA, an international film series committed since its inception to showcasing and celebrating contemporary Italian cinema abroad.   NI.C.E. USA 2015 will be held in San Francisco from November 11 to 15, in Washington DC on November 16 and 17, to then move on...

Inside Buffalo (2010), an award-winning documentary, tells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers, the all black 92nd Army Division (whose name goes back to the U.S. Indian Wars) which fought an extraordinarily brave campaign against the Nazis along the supposedly unbreakable Gothic Line in Tuscany. These American soldiers faced not only an extremely to...

Gabriele Ciampi Production in Cooperation with Itialian Institute of Culture Presents "The Minimalist Evolution in Los Angeles with Centorchestra"Special Performance Features Classically Trained Maestro Celebrates New Album by Conducting Program of Meditative Pieces, Composed Arranged and Performed With CentOrchestra 18 piece Orchestra, 3 soloists...

by Catherine Accardi   Before San Francisco had bat-wielding orange and black Giants roaming the fields, baseball fields that is, Seals sauntered around our local stadiums, including Seals Stadium.   Exhilarated after the recent Giants' World Series win, I pondered the bay area's admirable baseball legacy. It is quite fine. And, while...

by Jennifer Crane   The 33rd annual Sacramento Italian Film Festival kicks off Friday, at the Sacramento Italian Center in Carmichael. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society of Sacramento, the series consists of six films that will be screened over the next nine months.   "I think the quality of the Italian film festival is very go...

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new, free series that presents great opera-themed movies. The acclaimed 1986 film version of Otello, starring Plácido Domingo and Katia Ricciarelli, will be screened on Sunday, November 3rd at 1 pmin the Koret Auditorium at the...

On the occasion of 2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the USand Giuseppe Verdi's Bicentennial Celebrations,the Consul General of Italy Mauro Battocchi requests the pleasure of your company to   VIVA L'ITALIA A gala to benefit an anticipated once-in-a-lifetime performance ofthe Verdi Requiem at the War Memorial Opera House on October...

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015 Hours: TBA Venue: IIC e altri Giorgio Moroder, world famous producer, songwriter, performer and DJ, pioneer of synth disco and electronic dance music, and a three time Oscar winner, is the spokesman for this year's Week of the Italian Language. This year's theme is Italian in Music, the...

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Time: 6:30-8:30 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: Merola Opera Programme In collaboration with: IIC Merola 2012 and 2014 alumnus tenor Casey Candebat returns to San Francisco for a special one-night performance. O Holy Night of Opera features selections from Tosca and C...