DGDC Photography via The National Italian American Foundation
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.