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

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…

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In Conversation with Nino Ricci

In Conversation with Nino Ricci

Nino Ricci was the featured guest of the third edition of the Librissimi Toronto Italian Book Festival, held online on…

Piazza Navona, Rome

Piazza Navona, Rome

“Piazza Navona, Rome” is the grand prize winner of the 2020 Accenti “Capture an Italian Moment” Photo Contest. The photo…

Queer and Italian Canadian, A Video Documentary

Queer and Italian Canadian, A Video Documentary

Relatively few Canadian writers and artists of Italian heritage openly identify as queer through their writings and in interviews. In…

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…

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