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Pietro Bartolo’s Lampedusa at The Torino Film Festival

Nour by Maurizio Zaccaro brings us into the nightmarish reality of many migrant children separated from their parents, allowing us to shift our perspective on the phenomenon of immigration.

Woody Allen's Latest, a Jewel of Auteur Cinema

With A Rainy Day in New York, Woody Allen returns to his city, New York, making it the star of his new film that encapsulates all the themes of his oeuvre.

Frida Kahlo, Beyond the Myth

Between suggestive reconstruction, letters, diaries, and private confessions, Giovanni Troli’s documentary reveals the essence of a double-sided icon.

COPOMAIO, a Hub for Italian American Organizations

Following the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations’ annual meeting in Washington DC on November 2, we asked its Chair, Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey, to tell us a little more about the coalition’s history and its future. A retired psychotherapist, Dr. Sirey is also the Founder and Chair Emerita of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW). She has been serving as COPOMAIO’s Chair since 2018.

Celebrating Italian Cuisine Worldwide

This year’s World Week of Italian Cuisine is upon us. From November 18-24 a series of events and initiatives will take place in New York and worldwide to help promote Italian culinary products, practices and heritage.

NICE Film Festival - New Italian Cinema Events

This Fall, N.I.C.E. celebrates its 29th edition in the United States dedicated to the Italian cinema and meeting with directors and critics. This year it is an expansive festival, as it branches out throughout New York City neighborhoods as well as outside the city.

A Wine Journey from New York to Valpolicella

A masterclass on the wines of Valpolicella conducted by wine educator and sommelier Filippo Bartolotta in the newly opened Di Palo Wine Bar, the latest venture by Little Italy’s iconic Di Palo’s Fine Foods, the “purveyors of New York’s Best Mozzarella.”

Us Italian American Women, Torn Between Two Worlds

Five women, two countries, one heart. This was the topic of discussion at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, where Johanna Clapps Herman moved the audience talking about her new book “When I am Italian” and telling the tale of her journey, as a young 20-year-old girl, in search of her roots. American but also Italian, belonging to neither place or to both.

A Closer Look Inside Da Vinci’s Studio

The Institute of molecular bioimaging and physiology (IBFM) in collaboration with University of Milano and Milano-Bicocca University and supported by Fondazione Bracco, used new technology to reconstruct the artistic process that lead to the creation of some of the world’s most renowned artworks created inside the studio of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Iconic Italian Musician CARMEN CONSOLI Returns to the United States

November Concert Dates of the Sicilian-born Singer-Songwriter in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Italy on Screen Today: a Breathtaking Fourth Edition

New York prepares for four days of great Italian auteurs, directors and premieres. The star of this year’s Italy on Screen Today Film Fest will be the acclaimed “Il Traditore” (The Traitor). Director Marco Bellocchio and actor Pierfrancesco Favino will be present to discuss the film in person.

Elena Ferrante’s New Book Hits Italian Shelves

Following the international success of the Neapolitan Novels series, the mysterious author of “My Brilliant Friend” is back with a new novel, once again set in Naples but showing a different face of the city.

Italy Bets on Bellocchio’s “The Traitor” for the Oscars

The director of the film selected to compete for the title of International Feature Film in the industry’s most highly anticipated event will come to New York, along with actor Pierfrancesco Favino, who plays Tommaso Buscetta.

Culture Spending is on the Rise in Italy

A report by Federculture reveals that Italians spent 72.5 billion euros on culture in 2018, 2.4% more than in the previous year.

World’s Oldest Shipwreck Awarded in Paestum

The ''oldest intact shipwreck in the world'' wins the 2019 International Archaeological Discovery ''Khaled al-Asaad'' Award. The ceremony will take place on November 14-17 in the UNESCO world heritage site of Paestum.

Preserving the Italian Language

Though it sounds like something out of an ancient tale, the Accademia della Crusca is a real institution in Italy, composed of the leading experts of Italian language and philology. Its contribution to our country is "meraviglioso," as its president Claudio Marazzini explains at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in occasion of Italian Language Week.

The Academy Honors Lina Wertmüller

Italian director Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Directing for her 1975 film “Seven Beauties,” received an Honorary Academy Award for her extraordinary career at the star-studded 11th annual Governors Awards, an unmissable campaign stop for almost every Oscar contender. Other awards went out to director David Lynch, actor Wes Studi and actress and gender-parity activist Geena Davis.

"Santa Subito," a Film About Violence Against Women, Winner of Rome's Festa del Cinema

The film by Alessandro Piva tells the story, through a documentary lens, of Saint Scorsese, a young woman killed in March 15, 1991, in front of her family home, by a man who had been stalking her for three years. Here is an interview with the director.

Rome Cinema Fest, Dream Factory

As curtains draw over the 14th edition of Rome’s Festa del Cinema, with the people’s choice award going out to Alessandro Piva’s “Santa Subito,” here are some considerations about what this event means for the city, whose image is unfortunately too often that of a metropolis in disarray, unable to bounce back.

'Civiltà delle macchine': Between Humanism and Artificial Intelligence

At the Consulate General of Italy in New York, the Leonardo Foundation presents the relaunch - 40 years later - of the historic magazine “Civiltà delle macchine” (civilization of machines) under the direction of Peppino Caldarola.