On the evening of March 20th, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington hosted the screening of the documentary “A Coach As Father: the extraordinary story of Sandro Gamba” by Italian director Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. The documentary portrays the life and achievements of Sandro Gamba, from the hand injury caused by a...

Dover Congregational United Church of Christ is proud to host a screening of the award-winning documentary, "La Mia Strada: My Road." Six-time Emmy Award recipient, Michael Angelo DiLauro will be on hand to share his feature-length documentary. The program offers a personal perspective on ethnicity and culture as it links ancient and contemporary I...

A visual love letter to the culture and landscape of Sicily, Sergio Gianfalla’s documentary “Sicily in Photographs” features images captured by a few of the island’s most renowned photographers, including Angelo Pitrone, Melania Messina and Mauro D’Agati, plus the stories behind them. The film begins with the photographers talking about what first...

Coming to PBS on March 18, the two-part documentary Dante: Inferno to Life recounts the life, work, and legacy of Dante Alighieri – the Italian 14th century writer whose writings significantly impacted Western literature. By interviewing scholars and displaying archival material to recreate Dante’s Inferno to the audience, the film reenacts multipl...

For the past two years, Montes-Bradley has been researching this documentary, which shines a spotlight on the illustrious Piccirilli family of Italian sculptors in America. Most notably recognized for their masterful creation of the seated Lincoln adorning the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., the Piccirillis’ impact on public art is undeniable....

What do Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney and Frank Capra have in common? The same Italian banker. Early Hollywood movies have been widely studied and investigated. But surprisingly little is known about their financing, and how the contributions of low-income immigrants helped shape the Hollywood film industry – especially Italians. Approximately 4 mil...

C’è un’Italia nella Hall of Fame del basket negli Stati Uniti, tre italiani che rappresentano una storia, sofferenze, successi, sogni. Il più vincente allenatore Sandro Gamba, e poi Cesare Rubini e Dino Meneghin. Una storia tutta italiana che ruota intorno al rapporto tra la guerra e lo sport, tra un coach e i suoi ragazzi. Tutto in un docufilm (53...

World-premiering in this year’s Forum program at Berlinale, The Secret Drawer (Il cassetto segreto) finds director Costanza Quatriglio returning to her childhood home in Sicily to explore the library and archive of her father Giuseppe Quatriglio. A major historical figure of the Giornale di Sicilia and other important newspapers––as well as a write...

Trash to Beauty: A Case Study of how Peccioli, a small Tuscan hillside town, turned a landfill into an engine of social, economic, ecological, political and cultural change. Curated by Brett Littman. Exhibition opening February 19, 2024 | 6PM. On view from February 19 to May 3, 2024. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY, from 10AM to 4PM...

A new biopic on the life of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, titled Cabrini, is set to release in theaters in the Spring of 2024. This highly anticipated film from Angel Studios, the same company that produces The Chosen, will focus on the life and works of Mother Cabrini, especially her devoted efforts to tend to Italian immigrants in New York City at...