Winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum (which awards yearly grants to aspiring filmmakers to create films exploring the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations), “Yes Chef” is the visceral tale of Corrine Bianchi, a third generation Italian American Chef who struggles to celebrate her successes as she rem...

There’s a point in “The Oratorio” when the attention turns to the organ at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City. The giant instrument is both a vestige and a living example of the long history of the church, located on Mulberry Street near Chinatown and Little Italy in Manhattan. With key parts made from wood and leather, it’s something for...

Hundreds of planes grounded at airports around the world. Empty, lonely streets. People looking from inside their windows. These are some of the images we all remember about March 2020. It was the beginning of the pandemic and of the Italian first lockdown that would last almost two months. This is also the start of Harvest 2020, a documentary prod...

Director Mark Spano takes a trip deep down into the very core of one of the most historically renowned Mediterranean Islands. Thanks to an extraordinary plethora of transnational academic perspectives and feedback from the locals, his work auspiciously leans on a polyhedral approach, which certainly fits the subject at hand: The crossroad ancestral...

As “The Oratorio: A Documentary With Martin Scorsese” reminds us, the eponymous director’s deep attachment to the Little Italy neighborhood in which he was raised has endured throughout his life. Within that area of lower Manhattan, he observes in the film, one place retains paramount significance for him: the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedra...

Stanley Tucci is getting back to work on his hit show! The 60-year-old actor went for a gondola ride while filming season two of his CNN series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on Thursday afternoon (October 16) in Venice, Italy. Stanley appeared in great spirits as he took in the sights during his ride around the canals. Earlier this year, CNN r...

Potentially Dangerous is a feature-length documentary film about a period of time during World War II when the U.S Government restricted the rights and freedoms of 600,000 Italian residents of the United States. All were declared “Enemy Aliens,” and many were placed under curfew, banned from their workplaces, forcibly moved from their homes and com...

October 21, 2021. 18:00 - 21:00 Pacific Time. SF Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco (CA). Register Here. 6 p.m. Reception; 6:45 p.m. Film (1.5 hour film); Q&A with Director Maurizio Gigola after the film. NOTE: per SF mandate all guests must provide proof of vaccination. Screening of the documentary "Harvest 2020" by Maurizi...

New York-based distribution company Grasshopper Film and Gratitude Films have jointly acquired U.S. distribution rights to Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino’s Venice Special Jury Prize winner “Il Buco,” about a group of speleologists who in 1961 discover Europe’s deepest cave. The deal was negotiated by Ryan Krivoshey of Grasshopper Film wi...

On the occasion of Contemporary Art Day 2020, the launch of the web series ‘Spazi d’artista’, in collaboration with Artribune magazine. The series presents ten short films each devoted to an artist from the Farnesina Collection, who talk about their journey and the relationship with the studios in which they work, from a perspective of particular i...