Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. Andrea Scasso, host of The Italian Hour and board member at the Associazione Culturale Italiana di Portland, will speak at our monthly event in February. He will discuss the Italian Film Festival in Portland and how the Associazione Culturale acts as the...

Historically, Italy has given a lot to the art of filmmaking and Americans have always been fascinated by “Cinema Italiano” and by Italian films finding it and its craftsmanship unique and inspiring.  Of course, the Academy has also been very receptive to the films produced in Italy and indeed, as of 2014, Italy is the country that has won more Osc...

American media services provider Netflix is to open a base in Rome within the next year, it has been confirmed. The news comes several months after the founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings, announced that the media giant was planning to open a base in Italy. The new Netflix base in Rome, whose location has not been released yet, will employ up to 30 p...

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino are collaborating on a film together. Named The Staggering Girl, the movie stars Julianne Moore, Mia Goth and Kiki Layne. It tells the story of Francesca, an Italian-American writer (played by Moore), who lives in New York and has to return back home to Rome to retrieve her agei...

THE TRAITOR, the true story of the man who brought down the mafia directed by award-winning director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Devil in the Flesh) is opening in LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK on January, 31, 2020. Watch the trailer here. THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the ea...

This is FRESH AIR. This year marks the centennial of the birth of Italian film director Federico Fellini, who was born on January 20, 1920. To celebrate the occasion, the Italian government has packaged a worldwide traveling retrospective of his films, Federico Fellini at 100. Its first stop in the U.S. began yesterday at the Pacific Film Archive i...

A locally funded and produced interactive film reports on a contentious point in American history — and explores a personal family story for the filmmaker whose grandfather is the subject. "Watching Leo" is on display as part of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival, which is currently in Fargo and will also visit Bismarck and Minot later thi...

As Italy celebrates the centenary of the birth of Federico Fellini, we outline some of Rome's sites most associated with the great Italian film director who died in 1993. Trevi FountainThe landmark most readily associated with Fellini is without doubt the Trevi Fountain, whose baroque majesty played a central role in La dolce vita (1960). The film'...

Silent films can be an acquired taste. Melodramatic plots and the absence of synchronized sound are not to everyone’s liking, but those aren’t good enough reasons to dismiss the genre as archaic or tedious. There’s much more to these films than meets the eye, including the story of the Italian divas, Lyda Borelli first among them, who defined the a...

Kaley Cuoco might have complained that she looked "too Midwest" as she played Penny on "The Big Bang Theory," but the actress is over in Europe right now. Kaley is shooting her new TV show "The Flight Attendant," and she's been keeping Instagram updated on the whole thing. FYI, if you need an insight into Kaley's experiences so far in Italy, they'v...