Vincenzo Cerami, who died this July, was a novelist, an associate of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and the screenwriter for over 40 Italian films, including several starring Roberto Benigni. Among these are La Vita è Bella, Il Mostro, and La Tigre e la Neve.   This is our tribute to him. Please join us for screenings of these three films, and see for...

The Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute will present an art competition for high-school pupils.   The Società Storica Pisana (Pisa's History Society, Italy) invites classes in grades 9 to 12 from high schools in San Francisco and New York to submit original artwork inspired (in terms of similitude o...

In the early 19th Century, Italy was essentially a "geographical expression," a patchwork of principalities spread across islands and peninsulas, dominated by foreign powers. By century's end it had united as the independent Kingdom of Italy, its people citizens of a modern nation with an emerging common culture and language. The great Giuseppe Ver...

Dionisio Cimarelli is considered to be the greatest Italian sculptor to have lived and worked in China, and his long residence there, combined with his blending of Chinese and Italian styles, have led to comparisons with Marco Polo.   The New York Academy has described him as someone who "has the ability to make a difference in the art world...

By Mauro Battocchi   Have you stopped by the Italian Cultural Institute recently? If not, now is a good time because you'll find some high quality art on display. And not just any art, but art that is directly inspired by the Italian landscape.   Each summer, Academy of Art students and faculty live in Italy for seven weeks and immers...

Il Festival del Cinema Italiano celebra il suo 40esimo anniversario nel 2016 con otto commedie e film drammatici di successo dall'Italia. 8 lungometraggi da settembre 24 a novembre 5 (solo fine settimana). Tutti i film sono in italiano con sottotitoli in inglese. Il Festival avra' luogo al Marin Center Showcase Theatre, San Rafael, Califo...

Italian cinema had a real shot to the arm recently with the triumphant Oscar win of Sorrentino's La Grande Bellezza, a beautiful and bittersweet portrait of the lives of the Roman upper crust.   This film, however, is not the first time that Director Sorrentino and Actor Servillo have worked together. In honor of their magical partnership, t...

San Francisco è universalmente considerata la più europea delle città americane.Un'ulteriore prova al riguardo si è avuta con la conferenza "Toward Green-Tech Cities", la quale ha evidenziato come California e Europa siano precursori sulla scena globale nel campo di tecnologie ambientali e sviluppo urbano.   L'evento organizzato dal Consolat...

Se il 2014 si appresta a essere l'anno di rilancio della lingua italiana in California, grande importanza riveste l'esame Advanced Placement, offerto ogni anno a maggio per gli studenti delle scuole superiori, come completamento di studio a livello universitario.   Di questo e delle strategie per la formazione di docenti e studenti si è occu...

Penelope, "art name" of Chiara Cocchi, has been invited by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco for a solo exhibition in its gallery. After several shows in Miami (Florida), Sarasota (Florida), and Italy, the artist has conceived and assembled a new exhibition entitled We are All Made of Stardust, which will be on view from January 15 un...