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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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XXI Premio Internazionale Flaiano di Italianistica

Nell’ambito della 49a edizione dei Premi Internazionali Flaiano, sezione Letteratura, è bandito per l’anno 2022 il 21° Premio Internazionale Flaiano di Italianistica “Luca Attanasio”, con l’introduzione, quest’anno, della sezione giovani under 35 dedicato ai nuovi linguaggi digitali, il cui scopo è continuare a premiare la promozio- ne della cultura italiana nel mondo attraverso le giovani generazioni che […]

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day – events brought to you by IIC SF

JAN 27-29 VIDEO-CONCERT with Gabriele Coen, Pietro Lussu, Barbara Eramo A journey into Klezmer musical culture and Yiddish song JAN 27-FEB 6 THE JUDGE OF THE RIGHTEOUS (Il Giudice dei Giusti) A documentary about Moshe Bejski, written by Gabriele Nissim and Emanuela Audisio, directed by Enrico Marchese (In Italian with English subtitles)     JAN 27-29 VIDEO-CONCERT: A JOURNEY […]

Cinema and Photography

Dante’s Inferno at Castro Theater with the Italian Cultural Institute, SF

 The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to welcome the community to this special screening free of charge. Come and join the Italian Cultural Institute in celebrating the spirit of hope and wonder Dante so beautifully captures in the final verse of the Inferno: E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. And thence […]

Art Cinema and Photography

Cerri: the art of two generations – Museo Italo-Americano, SF

October 22, 2021 – February 20, 2022 Giancarlo and Giovanni Cerri’s exhibition is an ideal opportunity for a comparison between this father and son, two quite different Milanese artists in their themes and expressive language. Giancarlo started out as a figurative artist focusing mostly on the theme of nature. His painting progressively evolved – in […]

Cinema and Photography

Italian Film Festival of Marin County 2021: from Oct 2 to Nov 6

The Program: October 2 “THE BIG STEP”(“IL GRANDE PASSO”) Live images of man landing on the moon inspire Dario to dedicate his life to launching a rocket to the moon. His brother Mario has more down to earth goals.  Directed by Antonio Padovan, with Giuseppe Battiston, Stefano Fresi and Flavio Bucci October 9 “WHEN MOM […]