The world seems more upside-down than usual. War in the Middle East and Ukraine engulfs our senses. In the United States, both political parties always appear on edge while the country struggles to find its international role, and our foes keep a watchful eye. These troubling times require an immediate escape and a semblance of order. In my pursuit...

The amazing life and career of composer Ennio Morricone is explored in a new documentary, Ennio, which will be in theaters on February 9. Via Rolling Stone: The documentary, which was made by filmmaker and regular Morricone collaborator Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) before the Maestro died in 2020, premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival...

Here in America, the availability of regional Italian food is booming. Restaurants have shifted away from serving a broad catalog of Italian cuisine in favor of focusing on the culinary delicacies of a specific area. Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna—each of these regions provide a wealth of dishes to populate a menu. It makes sense, too, th...

The documentary “25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee” will celebrate celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich’s quarter century on PBS. The hour-long doc will air at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. The documentary aims to capture a portrait of the Yugoslavian-born chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television host and Italian food ambassador who tells viewers...

The complete documentary that tells the story of Team Italy's adventure at the 2023 World Baseball Classic is now streaming on the Italian American Baseball Foundation YouTube Channel. After a successful premiere in Milan on November 8th at the Sport Movies & TV Festival, Mission: Classic chronicles the Italian national team at the 2023 World Baseb...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Washington presents the screening of the film-documentary “The Genius of Gianni Versace Alive” directed by Salvatore Zannino, to celebrate this extraordinary Italian fashion designer’s life and contributions to beauty in the film, music, and fashion industries. “Gianni Versace’s life was such a compelling story tha...

The full-length Mission Classic Italia Baseball film will debut at the 40th annual Milan International FICTS Fest. The Federation of International Cinema Television Sportifs is recognized by the International Olympic Committee for promoting the values of sport through footage. The screening on November 8 at 6.30 p.m. at the Testori Auditorium will...

In celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month in the U.S., production houses Daitona and Preston Witman Productions have unveiled an exclusive U.S. tour for their latest documentary "AP Giannini - Bank To The Future." Directed by Valentina Signorelli and Cecilia Zoppelletto, the film delves deep into the remarkable journey of Amadeo Peter Gi...

If people think of Trudie Styler and her association with Italy, they are most likely to conjure up an image of the wine-making estate she owns with her husband, Sting, in Tuscany. Few people would know her as a woman raised on a council estate in the English Midlands who wandered through the labyrinthine, mafia-ridden backstreets of Naples for her...

11/02 Thursday 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pmCasa Belvedere - 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY. Registration is required! Admission is Free • Donations Welcome & Appreciated. Join us for a special docufilm screening: New York Solo Andata (New York One Way). Featuring an introduction and Q&A session with main actor and director Davide Ippolito. Present...