“This is an inspiring story of how the beauty of both the Italian language and Italian American culture can enrich the lives of non-Italians who choose to embrace them as their own.”
– La Nostra Voce
Honoree and acclaimed television host and chef, Lidia Bastianich, was among six awardees at the annual National Italian American Foundation Gala held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Oct. 13. Chef Bastianich spoke of actor Sophia Loren who coined the phrase to her life’s success around her great love for pasta. The NIAF weekend festivities were kicked off on Friday night . . .
The nation’s premier Italian American gathering, this year’s NIAF Gala was presented by the 2018 NIAF Region of Honor, Puglia; so, the weekend’s theme was Pugliese, from wines and cuisine to décor and dancing. Highlighting the schedule of events was Saturday evening’s black-tie Gala Awards Dinner, featuring a feast of Pugliese-inspired dishes and wines while recognizing the outstanding achievements of six honorees who have made distinctive contributions in their professional fields and toward making a better world.
. . . “Because the quality of the films this year” made it difficult to choose a winner, they said, they decided to choose two: Anton Evangelista, whose film “Il Signor Jackson” chronicles the life of a remarkable African American with an Italian spirit; and Tim Moriarty, whose film “The Field Afar” celebrates the life of Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a Marine Chaplain during the Vietnam War, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery, and who is currently under consideration for sainthood. . .
Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations. . .
The Selection Committee is pleased to announce the grant recipients for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations. . .
The genius of sculptor/creator Salvatore D’Incecco, and his 9 ft. functioning, miniature carousel that he built in his garage. His over-the-top passion in making something so unique, is reminiscent of what the great masters and inventors went through in breathing life to their creations.
THE CAROUSEL MAN
Screening Date: July 14th, 2016, 3pm
The Long Island Film Expo
222 Pettit Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
For ticket info, please visit: http://longislandfilmexpo.com/event/the-carousel-man/
Have you ever thought of being
an extra in the movies?
Many famous movie stars got their start that way.
With a little luck, you could be earning anywhere from
$100 to a $1000 dollars a day and rub shoulders on a film set
with the rich and famous.
Who knows, maybe you too can be in the movies!
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Wednesday, March 30th, at 7pm
YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
515 North St. White Plains, NY
This fun and informative class is intended for beginners and will be taught
by award-winning director/producer Anton Evangelista,
covering everything you need to get started.
For more info, email:
Class fee: $40 per person / 7pm – 9:30pm (Reservations required)
The Picture House
175 Wolfs Lane
Pelham, New York 10803
A red-carpet benefit screening of the (1953) 20th Century Fox movie “The Robe” starring Richard Burton, Victor Mature, and Jean Simmons will be hosted by Anton Evangelista at the historic, state-of-the-art ‘The Picture House’, in Pelham, NY. The screening will celebrate the film’s 60th Anniversary as the very first epic Cinemascope motion picture and celebrated in the style of an old Hollywood premiere.
“The Robe” tells the inspirational story of Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton) who is assigned to supervise the crucifixion of Jesus, winning Christ’s robe at a dice game, and how this holy garment transforms his life. The film also stars Victor Mature as his slave, Demetrius, Jean Simmons as his love, Diana, with Michael Rennie as the disciple Peter, and Jay Robinson as Caligula. The film won three Academy Awards, for Best Art Direction, Best Set Decoration and Best Costume, while also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Cinematography, plus its musical score was composed by the brilliant Alfred Newman.
As part of Easter week celebration, award-winning Director/Filmmaker Anton Evangelista will present and discuss the film, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the film, while also explaining the social impact the film has made throughout the world.
Proceeds from the event will go to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in the Bronx, of which Mr. Evangelista is an alumnus, to fund the development of creative arts programs that enrich and complement the spiritual education of their students.
Mr. Evangelista recounts, “When I first saw The Robe as a young child it left an indelible impression on me. I always looked forward to seeing it every Easter and I hope I can help bring that same excitement and that message to today’s children by introducing them to this timeless classic. The Robe helped nurture my spiritual foundation and re-enforced the teachings of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, a place that will forever have a special place in my heart.”
Mr. Evangelista’s longer term goal is to bring “The Robe” to other Catholic schools, particularly at a time when so many are struggling to meet financial goals.
Tickets $60 at door / $55 in advance
Buffet reception prior to presentation & screening
Tickets can be purchased by calling
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Rectory:
Elizabeth Mannini, Rectory Secretary
100% Tax Deductible Donation
If paying by check, please mail to:
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
627 East 187th Street
Bronx, NY 10458
(Mark on memo of check: THE ROBE PROJECT)
Please do not call The Picture House for tickets