Ray Romano, best known for his "Everybody Loves Raymond" series, has appeared in an array of films and series, from "The Irishman," with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci to "Bad Education," to voicing the character of Manny in the animated "Ice Age" films. On Tuesday, fans saw an entirely different side of Romano: director. He and film crews were at the...

Italy will launch ITsART - an ambitious streaming project known as the 'Netflix of Italian Culture' - on 31 May. The online platform will give access to Italian culture - both free and paid - ranging from art and music to dance and theatre, commissioned by Italy's culture ministry. The project's "virtual stage" will offer "Italian entertainment and...

Throughout the history of film, Italian cinema has been at the forefront of some of the most fascinating movements in all motion pictures. Be it socio-political neo-realism or the equally boundary-pushing giallo, or even the genre-defining Spaghetti Western, Italian films have become some of the most influential and culturally important in the whol...

It’s unusual for first-time filmmakers to be recognized by a high-profile international film festival but such is the case with Cecilia Pignocchi and Arthur Couvat. Their debut work, “Grottaroli,” is in the official lineup of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival’s Shorts Program. Set along the Adriatic Coast, the 14-minute film follows a group of veteran...

In my opinion, it is important for creatives to experience and examine the work and art that has come before us. Everyone has work or photographers they aspire to, but who inspired them? The process and experience of unraveling this trail can lead to rapid artistic growth in my opinion, and the best part is coming across a photographer you never kn...

The Italian American Veterans Museum hopes all our supporters and their families are staying healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Since our activities are limited for the time being, we’re offering Stay-at-Home Movie Night to keep you entertained while you’re sheltering in place. Reviews will be written by museum board members and all...

At the 12th edition of the NYC Independent Film Festival several filmmakers from Italy are at the top of the bill with their new film. The corona pandemic in particular has proved to be a great source of inspiration, as has also been the case for actress / director Irene Antonucci. With "2020 FUORI MODA, or "2020 Unfashionable" she allows the viewe...

As part of its Cineclub series, the Italian Cultural Institute will screen the animated feature “Momo alla conquista del tempo” in Italian with English subtitles from May 21-24. Fending for herself in a new town, the young girl finds refuge in an ancient amphitheater. She befriends a boy named Gigi and an elderly street sweeper, Beppo, and soon bec...

Near destined for filmmaking success after his father built the first cinema in Rome, the ‘Barberini’, Roberto Rossellini was a master of Italian Neorealism taking post-war cinema by the scruff of its neck with films such as Rome, Open City, Paisan and Germany, Year Zero. With a particular interest in telling stories of ordinary lives devastated by...

Thanks to the victory at the David di Donatello 2021, who saw her return home with the award for the best leading actress for the film Netflix Life ahead, la superstar Sophia Loren he now has another trophy to add to his large wall. But exactly how many awards has Sophia Loren won over the course of her career? Make yourself comfortable, because th...