Italy is the main protagonist of the 2015 edition of Summer Fancy Food, the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages in North America. For the first time in the 61 years of show history, the organizers, Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association based in New York for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs, have elected a partner country as well as the sponsor of the great event.
Just presented at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival in Toronto, right after a successful screening at the Short Film Corner in Cannes, L'Amore Corto, a short film by Valentina Vincenzini, is an Italian-New Yorker project brought to life by a crew of young Italian professionals living in New York. Produced by Jack Boar Pictures and supported by Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, L'amore Corto tells the story of two Italians who have moved to the City hoping to live in a feature length film but they are trapped in an independent and low budget short.
After a successful run at the celebrated Piccolo Teatro in Milano and a tour throughout northern and southern Italy, the show Taddrarite, brought by Accura Teatro, has had its North American debut (during the In Scena! Italian Theater Festival). Winner of the Roma Fringe Festival 2014, one of the largest multi-arts festivals, the play, written and directed by Luana Rondinelli, is the story of three women, victims of violence, told with irony, intelligence, theatrical skill and superb acting.
New York's favorite Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò closed the season of cultural events with a successful round table with the directors and actors of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema at Lincoln center. With the guidance of Stefano Albertini and Antonio Monda, Italian actors and directors discussed their films and what seems to be a great moment for Italian cinema.
Interview with Carla Cattani Head of Contemporary Cinema Promotion at Istituto Luce Cinecittà – Filmitalia. If festivals of Italian Cinema like Open Roads, currently taking place at Lincoln Center, exist, it is thanks to institutions like Istituto Luce Cinecittà – Filmitalia. It was created to promote Italian cinema on an international level, and to increase the distribution of Italian films on the foreign market.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, taking place June 411, is bringing, among several feature length films by emerging talents and esteemed veterans, 9 x 10 Novanta, nine shorts made by 10 young Italian filmmakers to honor Istituto Luce Cinecittà’s 90th anniversary.
Among the hundreds of artists participating at the fifth edition of LIC Arts Open there is an Italian artist, Annalisa A.I. Iadicicco, with two unique installations, both located in the Factory building (47th Ave). 'Seek side by side silently' documents a walk through breast cancer, depicting the emotional turmoil and synesthesia symptoms of a caregiver. Studio 54, an installation that “celebrates the era of personal freedom and lost senses on the dance floor where texting and twitting didn't affect the soul".
The show WEBulli, was just presented in New York during the theater festival In Scena! It investigates the current phenomena of cyberbullying and sexting, in other words, acts of bullying and harassment and the exchange of explicit content of a sexual nature made through the new digital media.
Starting on May 22, and ending on the 31, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents an all-Italian film series: Titanus, A Family Chronicle of Italian Cinema. Featuring works by filmmakers like Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Seta, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ermanno Olmi, Dario Argento, Vittorio De Sica, and Mario Monicelli, among others, the series focuses mainly on the films produced at Titanus from the late ’40s to the early ’60s.