Saturday, March 12, 2016

Second Annual Italian Film Festival April 22 to Sunday, April 24, 2016

President ACIP: Pasquale Madeddu, 503.793.8660
Secretary: Sergio Pellecchia, 503.470.0396

Italian Film Festival USA of Portland is Pleased to Announce the 2016 Program Lineup
PORTLAND, Oregon (March 12, 2016) - The Italian Film Festival USA of Portland, will feature ten new movies, from both emerging and well-accomplished Italian directors.
The festival is presented in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale Italiana di Portland (ACIP) and the Department Of World Languages and Literatures at PSU.

The Italian Film Festival takes place from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24, 2016. All films will be screened at 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street, Portland, OR 97201.
Admission to the festival is free
Film schedule:
Friday April 22nd 2016
6pm, Theater 1 Ma Che Bella Sorpresa (Alessandro Genovesi, Comedy, 2015, 91 min)
     Theater 2 Io Arlecchino (Matteo Bini, Giorgio Pasotti, Comedy Drama, 2014, 90 min)
8pm, Theater 1 Una Storia Sbagliata (Gianluca Maria Tavarelli, Drama, 2015, 128 min)
     Theater 2 Noi e Giulia (Edoardo Leo, Comedy, 2015, 115 min)
Saturday April 23rd 2016
6pm, Theater 1   Ma Che Bella Sorpresa (Alessandro Genovesi, Comedy, 2015, 91 min)
     Theater 2 Se Dio Vuole (Edoardo Maria Falcone, Comedy, 2015, 87 min)
8pm, Theater 1 Io e Lei (Maria Sole Tognazzi, Comedy Drama, 2015, 97 min)
     Theater 2 Palio (Cosima Spender, Documentary, 2015, 91 min)
Sunday April 24th 2016
4pm, Theater 1 Il Nome del Figlio (Francesca Archibugi, Comedy, 2015, 94 min)
     Theater 2 Palio (Cosima Spender, Documentary, 2015, 91 min)
6pm, Theater 1 La Nostra Terra (Giulio Manfredonia, Comedy, 2014, 100 min)
     Theater 2 I Bambini Sanno (Walter Veltroni, Documentary, 2015, 113 min)
A detailed film description and schedule is available at
About Associazione Culturale Italiana Portland
The Associazione Culturale Italiana Portland is an organization founded by a group of Italian professionals interested in providing meaningful Italian cultural experience to promote Italian culture in Portland.
The ACIP aims to organize in the future other Italian cultural events including: concerts, cooking classes and literature or history lectures.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

First Italian Film Festival in Portland April 10-12 2015

Finally Portland Oregon will host the first ever Italian Film Festival!

The Italian Film Festival USA will be showing April 10th to April 12th 2015.

Check out the complete schedule on the Italian Film Festival website.

Admission will be free and all movies free of will be shown at PSU's Fifth Avenue Cinema.

Please come early as seating is limited.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Rinnovo passaporti, 11 e 12 marzo a Portland

Dal console di Portland ricevo e volentieri pubblico:

Vi volevo confermare che il rappresentante dell’ ufficio passaporti del Consolato Generale d'Italia in San Francisco sara` a Portland presso il nostro ufficio  l’ 11 e 12 Marzo per rilevare le impronte biometriche e quindi dare la possibilita’ di rinnovare il passaporto Italiano senza andare a San Francisco. Vi prego di notificare I vostri contatti nella comunita’ Italiana di questa opportunita’.
Andrea Bartoloni | Console Onorario D'Italia
1331 NW Lovejoy Street, Suite 900 | Portland, OR 97209
Telefono: 503.226.1191

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ora Italiana 2014-04-20

Listen the Ora Italiana / Italian Hour on KBOO Sunday April 20th 2014 at 9am PT.

Listen on radio in Portland tune to 90.7FM, Corvallis 104.3 FM or Hood River 91.9 FM

Worldwide streaming on KBOO website or TuneIn
On your phone/device/car get TuneIn and search for KBOO.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Portland International Film Festival 2012 - Italian Movies

Italian movies at the 2012 Portland International Film Festival:



Alice Rohrwacher

After a decade in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta moves back to her family's impoverished hometown in Calabria in southern Italy. Although Marta was born there, the local customs seem strange to her, a feeling of dislocation and confusion that only increases after she enrolls in her local church's confirmation class. Rohrwacher’s sensitive and perceptive debut feature ironically pits a young girl’s crisis of faith and adolescence against a community struggling for survival and the ancient traditions of the Catholic Church facing waning influence. “In Italy nowadays, there's a feeling that people don’t ask themselves questions, and the idea of community is not there anymore. The Church doesn’t think about faith. Its
main concern is to organize people’s lives.”—Alice Rohrwacher. “The big payoffs arrive in a couple of small, understated moments of grace. Thanks to restrained build-up and direction, they certainly feel well-earned.”—Variety. (100 mins.)

First Feature.

*2/23 6:15pm Lloyd Mall 6 2/25 6:00pm Cinema 21 *

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco.


Nanni Moretti

Moretti’s new film (translated as “We Have a Pope”) is a gentle satire centered around papal succession in the Catholic Church: what if a newly elected pontiff got cold feet, in the time between the Conclave of Cardinals’ election (declaring him infallible) and the announcement of “Habemus Papam” to the public in St. Peter’s Square, ensnaring the clergy in a doctrinal loophole of suspended succession? Call a shrink, of course.
The result is a winning blend of witty farce (emphatically not anti-clerical and filmed at the Vatican) with a deeply affecting portrait of a man elected to an office that carries crushing human responsibilities.
Writer/director/star Moretti is the skeptical psychiatrist, Jerzy Stuhr is the Vatican PR spokesman in furious spin mode, and Michel Piccoli shines as the indecisive Pope-elect. Winner of the Best Film Prize at the Italian Critics Awards. (102 mins.)

Filmography: Dear Diary (93), April (98), The Son’s Room (01), Il Camino

*2/15 6:00pm Lake Twin Cinema 2/17 6:00pm Cinema 21 *

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, and the Portland-Bologna Sister City Association.


Gianni Di Gregorio

Writer/director/star Gianni Di Gregorio follows up his acclaimed Mid-August Lunch with another gentle comedy of manners and melancholy. Rome retiree Gianni has time on his hands, but none of the women in his life do—his wife works, his daughter is busy with university, his mother has a full social calendar, and his party-girl neighbor just has too much drama in her life.
Gianni’s friend Alfonso thinks he should have an affair, which Gianni pursues half-heartedly with comically inept results. In the end, his big-hearted desire and lively imagination prove that the wanting may be as good as the getting. Throughout Gianni’s misadventures, the motif of food—from morning coffee to bistro lunches and family dinners—bears testament to filmmaker Di Gregorio’s dedication to capturing the comedy and tragedy woven through daily life. “Gentle, hilarious, and charming.” —The Guardian, London. (90 mins.)

Filmography: Mid-August Lunch (08), screenplay Gomorrah (08).

*2/10 6:00pm Lake Twin Cinema 2/12 5:45pm Cinemagic *

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Italian Music events in Portland

Sunday, November 6 · 9:00am - 10:00am

Italian Hour on KBOO
90.7FM in Portland and streaming anywhere in the world

Tuesday, November 8 · 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Know Bo! A series of casual presentations
at Caffè Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon

At November's Know Bo! Bob Conklin will present "Opera in Italy, Past and Present," a brief history of opera in Italy, survey of the contemporary opera scene (venues, festivals, singers, etc.) and pointers for designing your own opera tour. Free.

Saturday, November 12 · 9:00pm - 2:30am

Italian Dance, House and Techno
at Touché, 1425 NW Glisan St, Portland, Oregon

Dance with the latest club music from Italy. Featuring dance, house and techno music from Italian DJs and producers and also some old hits. Free.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lecture August 4th: The Historical Rural Landscapes of Italy

The Historical Rural Landscapes of Italy:
An illustrated book lecture and discussion by Dr. Mauro Agnoletti PSU International Visiting Professor and Professor, University of Florence

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lecture at 7:00 p.m., with a reception to follow

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296
1825 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. RSVP not required.