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Open Roads 2017: New Italian Cinema @ The Film Society Lincoln Center

The New York diverse and extensive Film Festival dedicated to contemporary Italian movies at its 17th edition -featuring eight North American and six New York premieres (June 1-7)

"Il Bello Marcello": A Celebration of an Italian Icon

A 28-film retrospective starring Italy's most iconic actor, Marcello Mastroianni, is coming to New York from May 17-31 at the Walter Reade Theater.

Calandra Institute Explores Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities

The Calandra Italian American Institute in NY recently hosted a conference dedicated to the exploration of Italian acoustic communities. We talked to Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri and the Director for the Academic and Cultural Program, Joseph Sciorra, about this year’s theme.

Chef Massimo Bottura at UCLA 'Science and Food' Lecture

The world-renowned chef, Massimo Bottura, recently joined a panel discussion on food waste, hunger, and the environment, joined by UCLA’s Jennifer Jay, Burbank Recycle Center’s Amy Hammes, and moderator Evan Kleiman of KCRW-FM.

Lina Wertmüller Retrospective at Quad Cinema

After a two-year renovation, Quad Cinema is relaunching their theater with the most extensive retrospective ever seen in New York of one of Italian cinema’s great unsung legends until May 11.

William Papaleo Breaking Walls with New Exhibition

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is currently hosting a fascinating art exhibition entitled “Breaking Walls: An Emigrant/Immigrant Journey through Southern Italy” which features the work of American artist, William Papaleo.

See Italian: Vision Expo East Show 2017

Vision Expo East 2017 is being held from March 31 to April 2 at the Javits Center. It’s one of the optical industry’s most important international shows. The Italian Trade Commission, in collaboration with ANFO (Associazione Nazionale Fabbricanti Articoli Ottici), organized an Italian Pavilion comprised of 25 Italian companies.

Piazza Italia: A New Approach To The U.S. Market

Piazza Italia is a new delicious way to open both minds and palates to the most authentic Italian artisanal productions. From March 31th to April 9th, enjoy exclusive new foods from across Italy. The showcase will highlight 25 artisans from 12 regions, bringing over 75 commodities for customers to explore, including traditional products spanning centuries of history, alongside innovative concepts that will intrigue and please even the most discriminating palates.

NIAF New York Gala: An Extravagant Evening

The National Italian American Foundation's annual NYC Gala was a grand affair suffused with song, homage to heritage, and an abundance of food. Emceed by Joe Piscopo, the event successfully upheld the countless contributions made by the Italian American community. The following day, the NIAF Board of Directors gathered one last time under the chairmanship of Joseph V. Del Raso, and saw the election of Co-Chairs Patricia de Stacy Harrison and Gabriel A. Battista.

Lady M 5.1 World Premiere Debuts at Mana Contemporary

LADY M 5.1 is a screen adaptation of Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth—Act 5, Scene 1. The short movie is directed by Mariano Baino, starring Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, accompanied by an installation designed by Baino & Cataldi-Tassoni and curated by Filippo Brunamonti. The short film debuts as a world premiere on March 18th and will be on view until March 25th at Mana Contemporary.

New Directors/New Films: Italy on the Lineup

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the upcoming NYC film festival will feature two must-see Italian movies: Yuri Ancarani's "The Challenge" and Alessandro Comodin's "Happy Times Will Come Soon."

Italian Championship of Pasta Kicks Off!

What does the teaching of the Italian language have in common with Italian cooking and the new Italian Championship of Pasta in New York? Aside from the obvious fact that they are all Italian excellencies, the answer is in the name of Raffaella Galliani.

Italian Design Day: Celebrating Excellence

For the upcoming March 2 initiative aimed at promoting an important sector of Italian creativity, the Italian Cultural Institutes of New York and Los Angeles are hosting world-famous architects to mark the occasion.

Davide Balliano: a Contemplation of Minimalist Forms

From January 26th to February 24th, take the opportunity to view the wonderful work of Davide Balliano on display at the Tina Kim Gallery in Chelsea.

First Edition of 'Filming on Italy' in Los Angeles

In early February, the Italian Cultural Institute in LA will host "Filming on Italy" to promote the country as a prime filming location, featuring special guests Oliver Stone and Riccardo Scamarcio, along with exclusive film screenings.
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IAVANET Exhibition: Lavori Su Carta

Director of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò Stefano Albertini welcomes the Italian-American Visual Artists’ Network, or IAVANET, for a three week long exhibition entitled “Lavori Su Carta.”

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

The Primo Levi Center is collaborating with the most influential Italian-American institutions in New York City to pay tribute to those who tragically lost their lives during the Holocaust and to use this time for reflection.

NY. Best of Italian Culture in 2017

We reached out to the heads of different Italian and Italian-American institutions in and around New York to find out what major events they have planned for the upcoming year. Here’s what they responded...

Dino Risi Retrospective at the MoMA

Dino Risi, one of the masters of Italian film comedy, is currently on display at the MoMA, as they screen 15 of his newly restored films.

A Tribute to Roman Countryside at Ierimonti Gallery

Explore the Ierimonti Gallery and witness an architectural challenge between innovation and tradition: a longstanding debate vocalized by emerging international architects with prints of 13 houses found on Rome's countryside.