Valerio Viale

Everything is special at The Broad, newly inaugurated museum of contemporary art in Downtown L.A. First of all, the people: Eli and Edythe Broad, the couple behind the artistic “upgrade” and reshaping of Los Angeles’ Grand Avenue. Among the top …

In the past weeks, Giovanni Tommaso (Lucca, January 21, 1941) has been successfully performing at the prestigious 39th Annual Watts Towers Simon Rodia Jazz Festival, as well as at the Italian Cultural Institute in L.A. Different formations – respectively a …

Fausto Roma (Ceccano, 1955), is a rare example of painter, sculptor and visual artist, who despite extensive travels along the years, has decided to live in his hometown, not far from Frosinone, capital of the geographical region of Ciociaria. Fausto …

The 19th edition of the L.A. Shorts Fest – running at the L.A. Live in Downtown from September 3rd to the 10th – showcased a total of 265 films from 26 countries.   This festival’s distinguishing feature is that it’s …

Mauro Borrelli, in more than two decades of activity, has been perfecting his visual craft, alongside undisputed cinematic masters, the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Burton. In 2013, Borrelli realized the short film, White Shoe, a whimsical story …

On November 2, 1975, the Italian intellectual, poet, novelist, filmmaker – in a word: Artist in capital letter – Pier Paolo Pasolini, was brutally murdered in Ostia, coastal area near Rome. Forty years later, the Italian Cultural Institute in L.A., …

Cinema Italian Style (from November 12 through 16), yearly celebration of Italian cinematic art – co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà – turned eleven years old, with the 2015 edition. After an introduction from the Consul General of …

In 1994, the two sisters, Cristina and Laura Capitanio embarked in a one way flight from their foggy hometown, Bergamo – an urban conglomerate founded by Celtic tribes a few hundred years B.C. in Lombardy, region of Northern Italy – …

Cinema Italian Style 2015 – annual showcase of the best Italian cinema – opened in big style, on November 11, with a press conference on our official Italian Oscar entry, Non Essere Cattivo (Don’t Be Bad, directed by late Claudio …

For the last fifteen years, the U.S. president has been making an annual, official proclamation, nominating the month of October, as “National Italian American Heritage Month”. In coincidence with the festivities surrounding Columbus Day (October 12), the designation acknowledges the …