On a glorious Saturday at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, you’ll feel the wheels coming off as Italy undergoes jarring change during a painful decade of transition. Of course, it happens on 35mm film. It’s the 1970s, and our guide is Ugo Tognazzi, who is government bureaucrat, corporate villain, suicidal chef, proudly gay and one very ridiculous ma...

Pixar is casting voices for an upcoming animated film. We’re looking for female and male actors age 10 – 15 years old. The characters are fun, energetic, and adventurous kids from Italy. We’re looking for actors who: Can speak with or naturally have an Italian accent. Feel comfortable speaking a few words or sentences in Italian. Are enthusiastic,...

This Thursday the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) will showcase the neorealist classic, “Rome Open City” ("Roma città aperta") at the Museum of Photographic Arts in honor of Italian Liberation Day. The neorealist movement began after World War II as Italian filmmakers looked to telling stories of ordinary people struggling to survive in a c...

After hitting the Off Broadway scene with multiple musical shows, New York based Italian actor and Andrea Galata gets on the US screens with supernatural thriller Native. Directed by enfant prodige director John Real and awarded with three Italian Golden Globes, Native is inspired and named after the ancient Sicilian myth of the “women of the night...

When Carmelita Pope’s acting career began taking off, she had to fend off gibes about the folly of pursuing a life in the theater. “It’s such a terrible living,” an old friend from Chicago she called Bud would grouse.“Whaddya wanna do with acting?” But she pursued her passion anyway. And after director Elia Kazan saw her in a film in which she port...

A special one-time-only presentation will showcase a series of never-before-exhibited portraits of actors who worked with the Italian film director Federico Fellini by Milan-based photographer Ivan Cerullo. Cerullo will discuss each portrait as they are projected on the screen. Introduction by Alessandro Ago, Director of Programming and Special Pro...

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm. Marquee Cinema, Union South - 1308 W Dayton St room 245, Madison, WI 53715. The 2019 edition of the Italian Film Festival USA will take place in Madison from Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24, with local premieres of exciting new films by leading Italian directors. Screened free of charge at the Marque...

Italian film writer and director Wilma Labate will speak at the IU Cinema starting Wednesday, accompanying screenings of her films. The visit is part of the cinema’s 10th annual “New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema” series. The series is organized by the IU Department of French and Italian. Labate made her first film “Ambrogio” in...

The Spring edition of Cinema Italia San Francisco is just few weeks away. The program of April 2019 will celebrate and honor Ugo Tognazzi, the Italian movie, TV, and theatre actor, as well as director and screenwriter.   Born in Cremona, he worked as a bookkeeper for a salami factory as a teenager, and later started to perform in local amateur thea...

When American moviegoers hear the phrase “Italian film,” Millicent Marcus, founder of Yale’s annual New Italian Film Festival, encourages them to think outside the black-and-white, neorealist box of 1960s classics by major directors like Fellini, Antonioni, Visconti, and Pasolini. For the 14th year running, the festival invites the Yale and New Hav...