Despite his pressing calendar, Italy's PM Matteo Renzi found the time to address the Italian community at a presentation held at the Consulate General of Italy that followed a private meeting with New York City's mayor Bill DeBlasio. Introduced by Consul General Natalia Quintavalle, who was accompanied by the Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, the premier touched several hot topics in a speech directed specifically to the community.
Observant but unobtrusive, Minervini merges documentary and neorealist techniques to render his stories, and the people inhabiting them, with dignity and compassion. Minervini was born in Italy but moved to Texas for personal reasons. There he became heavily involved with the local communities and decided to start making films on his own unstructured terms
"Being together, knowing each other and being connected to Italy. I-Italy is what we have in common!", Letizia Airos, Editor in Chief.
"i-Italy sotto le stelle" was made possible by a lot of friends and the enthusiastic participation of numerous sponsors: dinner was offered by Giovanni Rana Pastificio e Cucina, and it was served with Prosecco Bastianich, Birra Peroni, Acqua San Benedetto, Limoncello Arvero and Bellini Cipriani. Dessert, two beautiful and delicious cakes carrying the i-Italy logo, were made by Bruno's Bakery. Other sponsors were Pasta De Cecco, Cirio, Colavita and Perugina which offered products for the gift bags. Alitalia participated donating two tickets, the first prize of a rich raffle. And more... gifts by Ribalta Pizza, Fabbrica Restaurant & Bar, Cacio e Vino, Cellar 58, Il Ristorante Rosi, The Leopard at des Artistes, Eataly NYC, Il Salumaio
Since the festival’s inception, Antonio Monda has handled the artistic side of things, choosing which films to bring to American audiences eager to see diversity, art, beauty and, simply put, a sampling of the most significant Italian films of the past year. The 2014 edition includes the latest work by established veterans, award winners and promising new talents making commercial and independent films
A homage to Italian Futurism. Massimiliano Finazzer Flory plays the role of the movement's founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In an effervescent monologue, which uses the words of Marinetti and other Futurist ideologues such as Giovanni Papini, Libero Altomare and Aldo Palazzeschi, Finazzer Flory, in a frock coat bringing to mind the formality of the era, conveys the essence of the movement, which reacted against any mediocrity or conformity
Accompanied by 25 musicians, Italian pop singer and international superstar, Laura Pausini performed at the Theater at Madison Square Garden as part of her Greatest Hits World Tour! Produced by FEP Group, the concert was an unforgettable night in which Laura decided to commemorate her 20 years of extraordinary career with some talented friends: award winning artists and close collaborators Gloria Estefan, Miguel Bosé, Biagio Antonacci, Ivete Singalo and Il Volo.
The Great Beauty is a Winner at the 86th Academy Awards.
Fifteen years after Benigni's Life is Beautiful, the much coveted golden statue for Best Foreign Language Film, returns to Italy thanks to The Great Beauty, a film on an emotional crossroads that is reminiscent of Fellini's art and that has run a very successful awards season in the United States and Europe (winning, among other things, at the Golden Globes and at Britain's BAFTAs).
Eugenio Magnani, director of the Italian Government Tourist Board, in the company of Hon. Natalia Quintavalle, Consul General of Italy in New York, Alberto Perruzzini, director of the Regional Agency of Tourism Toscana and James Bradburne, director of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, presented Destination Tuscany 2014, a special event organized by Regione Toscana to re-introduce the beloved tourist destination and its new opportunities and novelties