Graziano Paiella, the Italian RAI 3 TV director whose photos are displayed in our exhibition Threshold, celebrates Alberto Sordi, one of Italy's best-loved comedic actors, with a screening of three of his interviews with the actor as well as directors Francesco Rosi and Ettore Scola and actress Giovanna Ralli. After a short Q&A, there will be...

Commissioned by San Francisco Opera, the world premiere of Two Women / La Ciociara (2015) raises enduring and complex questions about love, loyalty, and the legacy of war.   This opera takes its name from the eponymous Italian novel by Alberto Moravia that was adapted for the screen by Vittorio De Sica, thus making cinematic history when Sop...

15-16 May: lecture and poetry reading.   Valerio Magrelli is a professor of French literature at the University of Cassino and a frequent contributor to the cultural pages of several Italian dailies. He is the author of several scholarly works on French literature as well as four prize-winning poetry collections. His poems have been translat...

The Italian Cultural Institute joined in celebrating the 8th annual SF Design Week with a satellite exhibit from the Museo Nazionale della Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI) called Piccolo Utopie, or Small Utopias.   Opening night at the Institute, Thursday, June 19, included a round-table panel that helped bring context to the buildings and instal...

La sede dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco si è trasformata per una sera in una vera e propria passerella di moda, per la presentazione della collezione di moda indipendente Eva Flair, la quale mira a promuovere il Made in Italy autentico nel mondo.   In occasione del 2013 Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, Eva Flair h...

by Roberto Natalini   The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Archivio Cavellini in Brescia and Lynch Tham in New York City, presented "GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI 1914-2014", a survey exhibition covering two distinct bodies of Cavellini's work between 1966 and 1990, curated by Amelia Antonucci.   Th...

Europe's oldest functioning opera house, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, donated several of its priceless opera costumes to San Francisco's Academy of Art University in May 2014 as part of the ongoing project of strengthening the bonds between the two cities, exemplified by last year's joint performance of Verdi's Requiem by SF Opera and the San...

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM. Location: 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco Organized by: Old First Concerts, SF Sound Series In collaboration with: IIC In 2008 Old First Concerts, in conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and SFSound, hosted an outstanding and memorable concert of music by the compos...

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: Orogami, IIC, David Perry and Associates. In collaboration with: Città di Orvieto, Città Slow, Domenica Fiore Olive Oil, Palazzone, Caffè Montanucci.Through the golden artistry of international award-winning Orogami, you are...

by Mauro Battocchi   San Francisco's annual literary festival Litquake is gearing up for a week of panels, cross-media events and literary readings this October 11th to 19th in myriad locations around the Bay. For over a decade, Litquake has brought thousands of author appearances for an audience of over 100,000. What a great honor that risi...