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Filmmaker Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro during the shooting of Café Society. Photo Courtesy of V. Storaro

Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro: Master of Lights and Colors

Three-time Oscar winner, Vittorio Storaro is more than just a legendary Italian cinematographer - recognized by the Academy for his outstanding...
The LA-based artist Nicola Verlato standing in front of "Hostia", an ongoing figurative tribute to Pasolini. Photo: Vincenzo De Francesco

A conversation with the L.A.-based artist, Nicola Verlato, on his tribute to Pasolini

On November 2, 1975, the Italian intellectual, poet, novelist, filmmaker – in a word: Artist in capital letter – Pier Paolo Pasolini, was brutally...
Non Essere Cattivo's producer, Valerio Mastandrea. Photo Courtesy of Sally Fischer PR

How Valerio Mastandrea championed his late friend, Claudio Caligari’s, last artistic effort

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 filmmaker Ilaria Borrelli

Ilaria Borrelli: Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Issues Through Cinema

Recently L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure to interview Ilaria Borrelli, the Italian director and main actor of Talking To The Trees, an Italian...
Francis and Sofia Coppola on set of New York Stories 1989_courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

From Capra to the Coppolas, the special contribution of the Italian American directors

A unique documentary exhibition, “Italian American Cinema: From Capra to the Coppolas”, is currently on display at the Museo Italo-Americano, until...
Simone Borrelli Photo by Julian Matulich

Simone Borrelli’s film Eddy is spreading awareness about the Syrian crisis

The American Cinematheque presented the European Film festival on Thursday, September 24th, for the opening night at the Egyptian Theater in...
Luca Riemma, Laura Fuino, Max Leonida. Michael Chaves Photography

Max Leonida: the Evolution of an Italian Director

Starting off the evening the Italian way, with double Espresso shots, Max Leonida announced three upcoming projects he’s really excited to be working...
Steve Oedekerk in his studio in San Juan Capistrano

Steve Oedekerk: an Italian in Hollywood

I met up with Steve Oedekerk at “O Entertainment,” his studio in San Juan Capistrano. What was once an old bank and still has the vintage vault to...
Director Claudio Bondì

Rossellini’s Whale: Claudio Bondì on the Maestro’s Untold Story

Se uno vuole, ce la fa : you can do anything you set your mind to. This sums up the essence of Claudio Bondì, the softly spoken, captivating...
Filmmaker Gianfranco Serraino with Producer Lys Sparrow

Film director Gianfranco Serraino makes a speech at the Hall of the Italian Senate in Rome

What does Gianfranco Serraino, an established documentary filmmaker from Europe living in California have in common with Francesco Giacobbe, an...

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