Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2021: Final Event

The last movie in the 2021 edition of the Cleveland Italian Film Festival will be screened on Thursday, September 9th at 7:30 pm at the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. The title is “Lontano lontano” (Citizens of the World, 2019) directed by Gianni Di Gregorio, a delightful comedy interpreted by Di Gregorio, Ennio Fantastichini, and Giorgio Colangeli.…
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Mary Kovach interviews the author Lisa Scottoline

It is our pleasure to share the link of an interview that our collaborator Mary Kovach had with the renowned Italian American author Lisa Scottoline. Thank you Mary for sharing the link!

Mary Kovach interviews Robert Ferrito, National President of the OSDIA Commission for Social Justice

We are happy to share the link to the interview that Mary Kovach had with Robert Ferrito, National President of the Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America regarding the controversy on Cristoforo Colombo

“Vincere” by Marco Bellocchio

This is a reminder that the next movie for the Cleveland Italian Film Festival, “Vincere” by Marco Bellocchio, will screen on Thursday September 2 at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. “Vincere”, directed by Bellocchio in 2009, is based on the true story of Ida Dalser, the wife of Benito Mussolini.

From “We the Italians”: Rocky Colavito’s Statue Unveiled

A statue in honor of Rocky Colavito, a sport legend in Cleveland, has been unveiled in Tony Brush Park in Cleveland’s Little Italy and Rocky himself participated in the ceremony. Please follow this link to read the article:

Italian Fall Festa in Dayton, Sept. 10-12, 2021

The Italian Fall Festa is one of the most important Italian events in the Dayton area; it takes place every year the weekend after Labor Day with food, dance, and traditional Italian music. It is a great opportunity to get together and celebrate the Italian heritage. The schedule is: Friday Carryout Lunch, Sept 10, 2021,…
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“Martin Eden” by Pietro Marcello on August 26th, Cleveland Italian Film Festival

You do not want to miss the screening that opens the Cleveland Italian Film Festival this year: “MARTIN EDEN ” Drama, Adventure, Romance Thursday, AUG. 26, 7:30 pm Cedar Lee Theater Winner of Italy’s Oscar garnering 12 wins and 59 nominations this is a truly great film with a riveting story, brilliant acting and beautiful…
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Mary Kovach Interviews Ryan Fisher

We are happy to share the link to Mary Kovach’s interview to Ryan Fisher, Editor In Chief of “Italian America”! Thank you, Mary, for your great work! interview

Family Pictures shared by Joe Geraci

It is with great pleasure that we publish some family pictures shared by Joe Geraci. The first picture was shot in 1908 for the baptism of Joe’s great-uncle, Frank Sansone. Fabiano Sansone (Joe’s maternal grandfather) is holding the baby, and Carl Sansone (the second Joe’s maternal grandfather) is at the right of Fabiano. Guiseppe Geraci…
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Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2021

We are happy to announce that the 2021 Cleveland Italian Festival will take place on August 26, September 2, and September 9, 2021, featuring 3 award winning films from Italy with English subtitles. The screenings will take place at 7:30 pm. All tickets are sold in advance at Thursday, August 26 at 7:30 pm,…
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