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Post-World War II Italian Immigrants in Cinema

(14 09 2016) Laura E. Ruberto

An evolving list of U.S.- and Italian- produced films featuring Italian immigrants to the United States from 1945 to the present.


(07 09 2013) Simone Spoladori

"L'intrepido - A lonely hero" by Gianni Amelio and "Holy Gra", by documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi, complete the Italian contingent in the main competition of Venice, making ...

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2013 - The Canyons, by Paul Schrader - First look review

(30 08 2013) Simone Spoladori

Ellis, Schrader and Lohan fall in "The Canyons."

70th Venice Film Festival - An Overview

(28 08 2013) Simone Spoladori

The 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival opens today: fewer films than in past editions, a lower media profile but many possible surprises.

Hollywood, Italian Americans, and the Golden Coast

(30 07 2010) Laura E. Ruberto

John Fante’s and Richard Quine’s 1956 film, "Full of Life," constructs California Italian culture, one brick at a time.

My Big Break Was a Humble Job in Hollywood.

(21 03 2010) Darrell Fusaro

People often ask, "How do you break into show biz?" I think I've discovered the answer.

Photographs of Jack Salvatori, the British Valentino

(21 03 2010) Laura E. Ruberto

On having received an envelope mailed to Berkeley, California from Cornwall, England with photographs of the Italo-British filmmaker and actor, Giovanni “Jack” Salvatori.

The Film Festival of Positive Italian-American Images

(29 11 2009) Joseph Sciorra

Positive images of Italian-Americans that aren’t.

Uncredited Extras: Cinecittà’s Refugees and the Italian American Who Filmed Them

(08 08 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

Jack Salvatori, an almost-forgotten Italian American director, made a film about Cinecittà’s role as a camp for WWII refugees.

Italian American Romance in the Era Before Roe v. Wade

(04 04 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

The 1963 film Love with the Proper Stranger dealt with the limited choices faced by an Italian American woman a decade before abortion was legalized in the U.S.

Garment Workers and Union Activists in Tinsel Town

(04 10 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

My random encounter with a Hollywood Italian American labor activist.

Linking the Diaspora Cinematically

(23 05 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Australia’s Federation of Italian Migrant Workers and their Families holds its “The Weird Mob 2: The Italian Invasion” Film Festival.

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