Cinema and Photography

“Dear Sirs” – Documentary film screening & discussion with filmmakers, Jun 1

A documentary film directed by Mark Pedri Post-screening discussion with the director in person led by Laura Ruberto, Berkeley City College Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story, despite spending nearly every day with him for ten years. It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark found an archive of old photos, […]

Cinema and Photography

Tiburon Film Festival 2022: call for entries

Call For Entries Open For 21st Annual Tiburon International Film Festival ——– Early Bird Deadline: September 1, 2022 Late Deadline: October 1, 2022   ***   Tiburon, CA: The 21st Annual Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) will be held in November 2022, a showcase for independent feature and short films from around the world.    Submissions […]

Italian Language and Literature Others

L’America è un esperimento: scrittori e storie degli Stati Uniti – IIC SF, May 25

In-person presentation with authors Enrico Rotelli, R.O. Kwaon and Elaine Castillo – MAY 25 | 6:00 pm    How can we, in Italy, talk about the new literature of the United States of America? And has Italy always been so attached and attracted to it? In L’America è un esperimento: Scrittori e storie degli Stati Uniti, […]

Italian Language and Literature Others

Talking to the Girls: Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – May 12

A collection of stirring and provocative personal essays by family members, writers, scholars, teachers, artists, and activists Talking to the Girls: Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire stands as a written memorial to the 46 garment workers who died in New York City on March 25, 1911.The book honors the legacy of […]

Cinema and Photography

“Monica, amore nostro” at the Brava Theater Center SF – May 20th

MONICA, AMORE NOSTROMonica, Our Belovedat the Brava Theater Center May 20, 2022 | 6:00 PM & 8:15 PM Event co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco and BAMPFAUnder the auspices of the Italian Consulare General of San Francisco An evening of film to commemorate the recent passing of beloved legend of Italian cinema, Monica Vitti, […]

Cinema and Photography

Federico Fellini 100; Mar 4 – May 14 at BAMPFA

BAMPFA returns to the centennial tribute to Federico Fellini that was underway at the time of the COVID-19 closure in March 2020. Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s […]


Museo Italo Americano in SF presents the new exhibit (Mar – Aug 2022): “Rhapsody”

SERENA BOCCHINOSerena’s lively and lyrical abstract paintingencompasses two decades of artmaking. Her diverse range of artistry explores music’s lyricism, melody, and rhythm through soft and loud abstract imagery, while simultaneously incorporating representational movements analogous to dance. KARA MARIAKara’s work reflects on Earth’s biodiversity crisis and the place of animals in our increasingly unstable environment. She […]


“Festa di Primavera” at NorthBeach, SF – Apr 24

Hosted by Honorary Chair, Francis Ford Coppola, this celebratory event, Festa di Primavera, will be tented on the terrazza of Saints Peter & Paul Church from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Sponsorship opportunities and general ticket sales are now available.  For over two decades, this festive event has brought together neighbors, families, and friends to share a delicious meal […]

Art Others

“Where did all the girls go?” – 04/28 online with Museo Italo-Americano, SF

Illustrated lecture by artist, curator, and instructor Tricia Grame who discusses the evolution of the image of the female body in art and its enduring cultural impact on art history, ancient symbols, female identity, the collective belief systems about women, their prescribed position in society and throughout history.  Tricia Grame is an artist, curator and educator, who […]

Cinema and Photography Italian Language and Literature

“Caro Pier Paolo” with the author, DACIA MARAINI – Apr 25

The Leonardo da Vinci Society, Museo Italo Americano,  and the Italian Cultural Institute are proud to present: PASOLINI 100 YEARS OLD, MARAINI RELIVES IN LETTERS, ESSAYS and POEMS Presented and commented on webinar from Italy by the author, DACIA MARAINI. Unique and unrepeatable in his artistic, human and prophetic journey, Pier Pasolini, born on March 5, […]