In Conversation with a Maestro of Documentary Cinema

The southern region of Campania has become a go-to locale for projects seeking a gritty alternative to the glamour of Rome.

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A brand new Italian movie channel to launch in the US in a partnership between Amazon and Minerva Pictures.

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Martin Scorsese joins Alice Rohrwacher's future Netflix release Happy as Lazzaro as Executive Producer.

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Women in Film

The Trailblazers

From the silent era to today, Italian women have stepped behind the camera to tell their stories. We've partnered with Directed By Women to keep those stories alive by featuring women who gave and continue to give voice to the female experience through cinema.

Irene Dionisio

Irene Dionisio is the artistic director of the Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions, the oldest themed film festival in Europe. She is also a filmmaker in her own right. Her first narrative feature, Le ultime cose, made its North American premiere last year at Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, an annual showcase of contemporary Italian Cinema hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. That’s where we caught up with Dionisio and asked her about the film festival and why the timing is so important. Filmmaker/Correspondent Lucia Grillo was guest reporting for us during the series and conducted the interview.

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Spotlight on Cineturismo

Basilicata: Land of Cinema

From Italian films to Hollywood blockbusters, the region of Basilicata is in high demand 

due to its stunning natural landscapes and ancient stone structures.

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Cabiria, Giovanni Pastrone

This 1914 silent film epic set a new standard for filmmaking in its day. The story follows a young Sicilian girl in the aftermath of a catastrophic volcanic eruption.

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Don't Be Bad, Claudio Caligari

Italy’s 2015 Oscar entry is the story of an unbreakable bond between two friends living in a world dominated by quick money, crime and drugs as they struggle to overcome the odds.

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Rehearsal For A Sicilian Tragedy, JohnTurturro

A love letter to the land of his origins, John Turturro explores his Sicilian heritage in this documentary that came about after researching for a possible feature film in which he would play a Sicilian puppeteer. 

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Frank Zappa Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily, Salvo Cuccia

Director Salvo Cuccia takes the children of Frank Zappa on a journey through their origins as he recounts the summer of 1982, when Zappa played a concert in Palermo that was halted halfway through.

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On Exhibit

When Sound Becomes Form

On display at the MAXXI Museum in Rome, explore the story of the Italian sonic avant-garde through photographs, films, videos, historic posters, original LPs and audio contributions.

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NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 includes film excerpts by directors Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti, alongside related movie posters.

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