Cinema     Theatre     Television     Music     Exhibits     Interviews

Paula Brancati on Her New Film, Acting, Family, and Coping with a Pandemic
Cinema

Paula Brancati on Her New Film, Acting, Family, and Coping with a Pandemic

Paula Brancati stars in the film From the Vine (2019), directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sean Cisterna. Brancati co-produced the film which also stars Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano, veteran Italian actor Marco Leonardi, and Canadian icon Wendy Crewson. Set in Toronto and Acerenza, Italy, From the Vine is based on the acclaimed novel Finding Marco by Kenneth Canio Cancellara. "At its core," says Paula Brancati, "this film is about family, about returning to your roots when you’re in crisis, and discovering that there’s a lot of joy to be found there." The…

Read more
In These Distressing Times…

In These Distressing Times…

In January 2020, during the early planning of our Special Spring Print Issue, where this editorial also appears, we could…

La Divina Cucina: A Guide to Food after Death

La Divina Cucina: A Guide to Food after Death

It’s a well known fact that the afterlife is run by Italians. Consequently, the menus of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise…

Piazza Purgatorio: A Love Letter to Italy During the Pandemic

Piazza Purgatorio: A Love Letter to Italy During the Pandemic

“T’avia sarbàtu du aranci. Mah…” says Zia Carmela. I saved you the last of the oranges. But… She sighs. I…

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

SAPLING Sunday mornings, Mom attends mass at St. Ambrose Church while Dad takes me to High Park where I play…

The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” (Italian proverb)   Monday, 9 a.m. Not writing. Dim, dreary…

Advertisements