Roberto Rossellini’s films of the 1940s, Roma, città aperta, Paisà, and Germania anno zero - now generally referred to as a trilogy based on the Second World War - took audiences and critics by surprise. The Italian movie industry was completely devastated during the war. Casts, crews, and film stock were hard to find, but Rossellini, who had once...

Thursday April 25, 2019, the XIII Italian Film Festival opens its doors at the Plaza Theatre, one of Atlanta’s finest icons of Art Decò. The Festival is a major event for the Atlanta Italophiles.  It brings a current portrayal of the Italian nation, its social status, its emotional pulse and artistic trends. Ciancia is a strong supporter and a majo...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego OR 97034. Using the themes of the movies of the Italian Film Festival (link is external), Professor Zagarella will discuss topics, changes and challenges facing Italy society today. Professor Zagarella is the Language Courses Coordinator at Portl...

"Ritengo che gli italiani siano brave persone" ha affermato il regista Francis Ford Coppola in un'intervista rilasciata a Biagio Maimone per il quotidiano America Oggi, riferendosi alla problematica dell'immigrazione, dicendosi convinto che "prevarrà la benevolenza e la gentilezza degli italiani" nell'affrontarla. “L’America ha goduto di molti bene...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas proudly presents Beautiful Things (2017, 1h 35m), a heartfelt documentary by Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin, winner of Best Italian Film by the Arca Jury (under 26) at the 74th Venice Film Festival. It is dedicated to those of us who could not endure a life without collecting useless objects, to those of us who are a...

Italian actress Michela De Rossi has been cast in a “pivotal role” in “The Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” as the film begins production next week, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. De Rossi joins Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Ga...

The wildly popular HBO mob series “The Sopranos” celebrated the 20th anniversary of its debut in January, and while the fade to black finale, played out with Shakespearean flair to the strains of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” left the fate of Tony, Carmella, Meadow and A.J. Soprano in limbo, there is no doubt that the new prequel has begun film...

The nation’s largest Italian film festival is back at the University of Colorado Boulder for another year of critically acclaimed Italian films—this time featuring thieves, forbidden love, Italian cuisine, pregnancy, prison and Caravaggio’s The Nativity. The Italian Film Festival USA of Boulder, which runs during two weekends in April, will feature...

This year's appointment with classic Italian cinema at the legendary Castro Theatre will pay a tribute to Italian icon Ugo Tognazzi. As an actor, director and screenwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian Cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi inv...

La sceneggiatrice Antonia Tosini omaggia il talento del regista italo-americano Armand Mastroianni, di origine campane, attraverso un docu-film. Attualmente sta ultimando alcune riprese e forse per i primi di aprile sarà tutto pronto.  La conoscenza della Tosini con il regista risale a molti anni fa. Tra loro nel tempo è nata una grande amicizia e...