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Italian Film Festival of Marin 2022 – 45th ed., by Lido Cantarutti

October 1-November 5 Dominican University of California, San Raphael20 Olive Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 The 2022 Italian Film Festival of Marin celebrates its 45th anniversary with six top comedies and dramas from Italy. With the support of the Italian Cultural Insitute of San Francisco. CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM & BUY TICKETS  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, […]

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Film festival: homage to Pasolini – Sept 10th at The Castro

Revel in the passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who pushed the boundaries of politics, art and sexuality. Five classic films will unspool September 10, the 100th anniversary of Pasolini’s birth. The retrospective will feature a special screening of Pasolini’s Medea starring soprano Maria Callas, and, in celebration of the joint centenaries of San Francisco Opera […]

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10 shorts around the world. Jun 23 – Sept 01

For the seventh consecutive year, the Italian Short Film Center, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, makes available free of charge to Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world ten short films selected among the most particular and representative works made in our country during 2020-2021. The selection, […]

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“Let’s kiss”, Franco Grillini’s gentle revolution – Jun 18

In preparation for San Francisco Pride 2022, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General of San Francisco are pleased to present the documentary Let’s Kiss, Storia di una rivoluzione gentile (Franco Grillini’s gentle revolution). Franco Grillini and the film director, Filippo Vendemmiati, will be in attendance at the screening and will offer an open […]

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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 […]

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“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, […]

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“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, […]

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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 […]

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“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, […]