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Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles the initiative Fare Cinema comes to LA June 13th, 2019. With its purpose of spreading Italian Cinema, the event, which takes place annually, focuses on the various professions of the film industry.
Open Roads New Italian Film Festival returns to New York’s Film at Lincoln Center for its 19th edition with a selection of carefully curated recent Italian films offering a glimpse into the world of Italian cinema and some insights into contemporary Italian society.
Having spent 19 years working with the Palermo daily “L’Ora,” Letizia Battaglia is considered a pioneering figure of Italian photo-journalism and a symbol of the fight against the Mafia. Now 84 years-old, the photographer tells her story in the documentary by British director Kim Longinotto titled “Shooting the Mafia,” which was presented at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna.
Gucci’s highly anticipated Cruise 2020 Fashion Show, held inside Rome’s Capitoline Museums, surprisingly turns into a celebration of freedom and of women’s reproductive rights, featuring pro-choice slogans and imagery throughout the collection.
“The Traitor,” which was sold to over 24 countries, including the United States, is a story of crime and treason about a man who was able to leave the mafia but lived the rest of his life in exile, paranoid because the mafia never forgets.
Massimo Osanna, the Executive Director of the archeological park of Pompeii, believes that now is the opportune moment for the site to take on new initiatives. After having undergone necessary restorations, he is looking to relaunch Pompeii towards a new successful path.
Production designer Dante Ferretti and set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo, the Oscar-winning power couple behind some of the most iconic movies in film history, describe their roles, their creative process, their relationship, and their experiences working with the world’s biggest directors from Fellini to Scorsese.
Mahmood, Italy’s representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest held in Tel Aviv, wins second place and takes home the Composer Award: “it’s the first time an Italian song wins this award.”
Roberto Bolle gets major cities in Italy to dance with his popular OnDance festival making its second-year return, with an added weekend-long location in Naples.
George Clooney’s recent television venture, a “Catch-22” miniseries based on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name, premieres in the U.S on Hulu May 17, and already has critics and audiences buzzing. The “Catch-22” miniseries based on the 1961 Joseph Heller novel of the same name, starring Clooney, Christopher Abbot, and Hugh Laurie, is about fictional Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces bombardier during World War II, who is based on the Tuscan island of Pianosa.
The Exhibition ‘Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion’ offers a glimpse into the exciting and perhaps unexpected world of young, contemporary Italian fashion, featuring pieces by 4 emerging designers presented amongst videos, DJ sets, and neon lights and set atop of New York’s High Line against the backdrop of the Hudson River.
Interview with lead actor and producer of “Lucania terra sangue e magia” (Lucania earth blood and magic), directed by Gigi Roccati. The film won three Grand Jury Remi Awards at the 52nd WorldFest Houston International Film Festival: Best Foreign Film, Best Actress (Angela Fontana) and Best Editing (Annalisa Forgione.)
American artist Melissa McGill paints the Venice Laguna 52 shades of red with her Red Regatta, a participatory project celebrating the city’s traditions and cultural heritage while also bringing attention to the rising threat of climate change.
THE ITALIAN AMERICAN BOOK .This is Christian Picciolini’s first book. He is an EMMY-Award winning television producer, a visual artist and renowned public speaker.
Italian papyrologist and archaeologist, Rosario Pintaudi, recently gained attention for his work in Egypt with the remains of the ancient city of Antinopolis-- a site laying on the Eastern bank of the Nile river, about 285 km from present-day south of Cairo. Born in the Messina province, and later moving to the city of Florence, Pintaudi is a highly regarded Italian archaeologist, helping historians further discover the ancient Egyptian remains.