Just off Chicago’s shoreline during World War II, the U.S. Navy trained more than 15,000 carrier pilots on a pair of coal-fired, side-wheel passenger steamers transformed into “flattops.” Not every pilot landed successfully on the pitching decks of the USS Wolverine and USS Sable, and many aircraft plunged into the watery depths. Today, more than 1...

La vita di un uomo straordinario emigrato da un paesino della lucchesia in America, dove ha avuto un grande successo, ma anche lo spaccato di un secolo di storia: tutto questo è "Mr Wonderland", il documentario di Valerio Ciriaci, proiettato in anteprima per la stampa questa mattina presso l'auditorium in San Micheletto. Il film è stato proiettato...

"Imagine how they felt, being photographed." Cohen Media Group has unveiled an official US trailer for the acclaimed documentary called Shooting the Mafia, which first premiered at both the Sundance & Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year. The doc film is a profile of famed Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia, the first woman to ever be employ...

On this episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’ll sit down with Filmmaker Antony Osso to discuss his award winning documentary PIZZA SHOP: An Italian-American Dream– an intimate portrait of his family and the pizzeria and restaurant they have run for over forty years. Osso’s film introduces us to his father Charlie and uncle Fred, poor immigra...

Let’s take a look at Martin Scorsese’s documentary My Voyage To Italy – the legendary director’s love letter to Italian cinema. Although Scorsese is best known for his gangster movies like Goodfellas and Gangs Of New York,  his documentaries are some of his best work. Scorsese has directed many documentaries over his career, with a few of them focu...

You are invited to an exclusive reception with director Maurizio Gigola following the screening of Gualtiero Marchesi: The Great Italian, a documentary about the great, revolutionary artist whose cooking has changed the history of Italian regional cuisine: with him, basic components become the absolute protagonist of his dishes in an immersive and...

Talese’s interview comes from a new documentary entitled The Italian Americans, scheduled to air on PBS beginning in February. It is a stylish, engaging, and thoughtful documentary of nearly 150 years of history, chronicling the migration of a largely southern Italian population to America, beginning in the late 1800s and following its winding path...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! What a month! It has been full of wonderful opportunities to show and testify how great the relationship between Italy and the US is! On September 22nd I had the honor and the pleasure of giving the welcoming remarks at the National Italian American Bar Association, welcoming old and new friends...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Il Signor Jackson (2018), 40 min. Anton Evangelista, dir. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista travels from the Bronx to Italy and back in presenting Il Signor Jackson, a story of African American New Yorker Edward...

Sunday October 27. 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Christ the King High School, CNL Center, 3rd Floor. 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY. Admission: $25; open to the public. Contact: J. Gagliano 718-897-3135 Jbgagliano14@yahoo.com Sponsored by La Bella Italia, Inc. My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes will be presented by Vincent Marmorale, consulti...