Wednesday, September 30, 5pm EDT. Gianfranco Angelucci: “Federico Fellini: maestro di cinema e di verità” (subtitles in English). Host, Uff. Mico Delianova Licastro. Please click here to register for webinar.  Gianfranco Angelucci is a writer, director, Academy teacher, who collaborated with Fellini on the film Interview (1987); it won a Special Ju...

The cancellation of the Clark UNICO Italian Feast this October leaves not only a disappointment for the community but a shortfall in funding for the organization.  The proceeds from the annual event are used to fund many charitable activities throughout the year and to give scholarships to graduating seniors.  The ongoing pandemic challenged the or...

“Film is about to start”. Those playful words introduce Martin Scorsese’s portrait of his mum and dad, Catherine and Charlie, a frantic-eyed, finger-chewing, pair of Sicilian-born New Yorkers who despite (or perhaps because of) their nervous energy, are a riot. This movie should really be called Parents: They Buck You Up. The documentary, released...

Right at first glance you realize you know this guy. That face – he’s almost like a family member. You’ve seen him in dozens of movies. You know he is great – and you know he’s tough, with that killing smile. Tell you what – let’s put a name to that face, bask in the excellence of Robert Davi’s work, and maybe even rediscover an old song in his pow...

Named by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, Italian actress Sophia Loren was one of the biggest stars of her time. She was the first actor or actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance, with an Academy Award for Best Actress for her wonderful work in Vittoria De Sica’s 1961 film...

The movie that changed my life turns 30 years old this month. It was a cool September evening in 1990 when two carloads of high school friends and I went to the Showcase Cinema in Revere for opening night of Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.” The theater was kind of a dump back then and most of the screens were still in mono, but we preferred the plac...

You know that sometimes in these interviews I have the pleasure of knowing leaders of Italian and Italian American communities throughout the United States. Today my personal tour of America takes me to the North Star State, Minnesota, where I meet Sandra Gengler. Born and raised in Ancona, in the Marche region, she moved to the US to attend colleg...

The 14th annual San Diego Italian Film Festival, known as feStivale, will be hosted virtually this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4. Executive Director Diana Agostini said the annual event will be a “blend of creativity, resilience, and passion toward the arts and our audience.” The theme for this year’s film festival is activism and will feature a num...

Because of the coronavirus, Vince Peranio and his wife Dolores Deluxe, owners of The Palace on Dallas, never got to have a farewell party before they moved to Portugal last month. But before he left, Peranio was honored for his contributions to the Maryland film industry at a gala at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Peranio worked for 50 years as a produc...

Each year, the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to create a theme poster and publish its “Calendar of Events” for the annual month-long celebration in October. We encourage you to discover your heritage with programs that celebrate any facets of the theme as...