I recently discovered a treasure trove of documentaries on art produced by the BBC. Subjects range from Michelangelo’s “David” to Sandro Botticelli’s “La Primavera” to Piero della Francesca’s “The Resurrection.” The documentaries are presented in 26 episodes and are part of a series that aired on the British television network. Making my way throug...

Sammy Nestico is one of the greatest contributors to the field of music of the last century, working in classical, jazz and big band. Born in Pittsburgh, he worked as a composer, orchestrator, writer, arranger, and last but not least, as an educator. Maestro Sammy Nestico fulfilled his lifetime dream. For the first time, check out this new document...

Italian auteur Mario Martone, who was recently in Cannes with “Nostalgia,” is set to direct a high-profile doc about the late Massimo Troisi, one of Italy’s most beloved comic actors who starred in the Oscar-winning film “Il Postino.” Troisi played the simple postman who rides his bicycle on the sandy terrain of an Italian island to deliver mail to...

Magazzino Italian Art, 2700 US-9, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Seventy-Two Names – Italian Garden, a site-specific work by Marco Bagnoli, opened this summer, May 20, 2022, in the park surrounding the Medici Villa Ambrogiana in Montelupo Fiorentino. Magazzino will be featuring the film, documenting the creation and history of Bagnoli’s exhibition, on our...

Sunday, July 31 @ 2:00 pm / Doors open at 1:30. At the Italian Center, Carmichael (6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, 95608). Admission $10. Meet the Director, Zach Baliva, at this screening of his new documentary film: "Potentially Dangerous - When It Was A Crime To Be Italian". The film reveals the story of Italian immigrants interned and persecuted as America...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Italian Cultural Institute in New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY. Entrance Free. Book Now. Shardana USA, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, proudly presents the US premiere of the biography film on Maria Lai written and directed by Stefano Scialotti: Assetata di libertà. “...

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is one of baseball’s greatest. He amassed ten World Series rings, 3 MVP awards and 18 All-Star Game appearances. He caught the only perfect game in World Series history. Yet for many his deserved stature was overshadowed by his simply being himself and being more recognized more for his unique personality, TV commercial...

When: Sunday, June 19 at 6 PM - Where: IIC's new location: 710 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94111 In preparation for San Francisco Pride 2022, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General of San Francisco are pleased to present the documentary Let’s Kiss, Storia di una rivoluzione gentile (Franco Grillini's gentle revolution)....

Join us on Saturday, June 18 at 7 pm as we screen Heirloom - recipient of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant. Columbus Citizens Foundation - 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. RSVP TODAY. Directed by Michela Maria, Heirloom is a documentary short about a mother and daughter who set out to discover why Italian Americans still...

When Michael Cimino died in 2016, I expressed an ardent wish to read a well-researched and sympathetic biography of him. Here it is: Charles Elton’s “Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate, and the Price of a Vision” is as engaging, as fascinating, as revelatory, and as melancholy as one might expect. The book, which was published in March by Abram...