Hoboken filmmaker Frank Gigante recently received a recognition award on behalf of the Mayor of Andria, in the Puglia region of Italy, for sharing a film based on local traditions and culture on weddings in the 1960s, a sort of history piece.   The film "La Zuite" by Sabino Matera and directed by Umberto Sardella, about a wedding in Andria i...

By Bettye Miller   UCR's Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages presents documentary filmmaker Fred Kujo Kuwornu and his film "18 Ius Soli" on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in CHASS Interdisciplinary 1111. Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian activist-producer-writer-director who was born and raised in Italy. &nbs...

Pinned to Mary Paley's denim jacket is a prized possession: a medal representing a Sicilian-American society for "the Black Madonna," Maria del Tindari. The South End had several such societies, and a three-day street festival was held in the Madonna's honor every September for more than 30 years.   Paley was given the membership medal by Do...

June, 16 2015 - 6PM Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York - CLICK HERE TO RSVP The documentary "Cinema, Maestro!" leads you into a tour of memories highlighting many successful protagonists behind the cameras. The documentary makes you discover how in the last fifty years - from the Fontana Sister to Milena C...

A New York, per le celebrazioni del Giorno del Ricordo, che quest'anno è scalato di un mese causa maltempo, dopo la commemorazione e il dibattito all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, il Consolato ha ospitato la proiezione del documentario di Chiara Barbo e Andrea Magnani, prodotto da Pilgrim Film con il supporto dell'Ambasciata americana a Roma, dal t...

Ben di senso è privo, chi ti conosce, Italia, e non t'adora, scrisse Vincenzo Monti. Se è vero che l'arte degli italiani sta nella bellezza, l'America è in cerca di "prove", per raccontare oltreoceano le meraviglie del Bel Paese, scrigno di arte, cultura, storia, natura. Superando gli stereotipi e mettendo da parte i cliché che spesso ne imprigiona...

by David Wiegand   There is a kind of template for the immigrant experience, dating back to the 19th century: People come to the United States seeking better lives, often band together with their own kind for a while and eventually assimilate into the storied melting pot of American culture. Older generations are generally slower to adapt, o...

An episode about the art and craft of fine jewelry-making in Italy from the new documentary series, "Masters of Dreams," will be screening at New York University on October 4, 2013.   The screening, sponsored by the world renowned Italian jewelry houses Buccellati and Bulgari and The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, will be directly follow...

The documentary film MEN OF THE CLOTH will have its New York premiere on Thursday January 8th at 7 PM the Village East Cinema in Manhattan, Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 PM at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island and on Sunday January 25th at 7 PM at the Picture House in Pelham, NY.   The film by Vicki Vasilopoulos is an inspir...

by Rachel Silberstein When Angelo Bonsignore was a kid in Dyker Heights, he was always curious about the neighborhood. For one, what where those strange pillars he passed everyday on the way to school at P.S. 201, randomly erected on two corners of 11th Avenue near 79th Street?   Now a filmmaker and producer, Bonsignore began to research th...