Award-winning director Roberto Angotti presents double feature at Naples Italian American Foundation on February 13, 2023
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by Roberto Angotti
1w ago
(Basil Russo, Roberto Angotti, John Viola and Maria Bartiromo at the 2017 NIAF Gala)  Roberto Angotti is a cultural historian, writer, film director, curator, and radio DJ who blends his love of baseball, Italian American arts and culture, and music into multi-media creations. His film, Italian American Baseball Family, tells the story of how Italian Americans assimilated into popular culture through America’s favorite pastime, baseball, and how Italian Americans have circled back to Italy to grow the game by playing for Team Italy in the Olympics and the World Baseball Classic. His film ..read more
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Italian American baseball films, art and reggae legend at Fullerton Museum on December 10, 2022
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by Roberto Angotti
2M ago
Award-winning director Roberto Angotti and nationally-renowned artist Christopher Paluso will appear at the Fullerton Museum Center on Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm. The National Italian American Foundation Russo Brothers Film Forum award-winning Italian American Baseball Family will screen at 1:30 pm and be followed by an informative Q and A with director Roberto Angotti and artist/illustrator Christopher Palus Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza will make its Southern California premiere at 3 pm. Grammy-nominated artist and reggae legend Pato Banton, who produc ..read more
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Lasorda Legacy Baseball Author Roundtable at Fullerton Museum Center on September 22, 2022
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by Roberto Angotti
4M ago
Roberto Angotti, Tollo, Italy-Fullerton, California Sister City International Ambassador, Laura Lasorda, daughter of Tommy and Jo Lasorda, and Felipe Ruiz, longtime personal assistant to Tommy Lasorda, moderate Lasorda Legacy Baseball Author Roundtable featuring an all-star cast on Tommy Lasorda Day, Thursday night, September 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm inside the Fullerton Museum Center Auditorium, 301 N. Pomona Avenue in Fullerton, California. Panelists include Zack Minasian, Steve Sax,  Jason Turbow and Chris Epting. Tickets are available by clicking HERE. Lasorda University: A Recollec ..read more
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IABF All-Stars from Italy compete against SF Bay Area Colleges
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by Roberto Angotti
11M ago
The IABF All-Stars are managed by former Team Italy and Parma manager Gibo Gerali Gibo Gerali brings over three decades of coaching and managerial experience to the IABF All-Stars. The former scout for the Colorado Rockies is respected internationally for his ability to find athletes with raw talent and assist them to reach their full potential so that they may one day become professional ballplayers. After serving as bench coach for Team Italy in the 2007 World Cup, Parma manager Gibo Gerali led his squad to the 2010 Italian Baseball League Championship title. His winning ways continued as he ..read more
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Dallas celebrates Italian American Baseball Family with SMU film showing on February 21, 2022
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by Roberto Angotti
1y ago
Italian American Baseball Foundation co-founder and former Team Italy/Texas Ranger player Frank Catalanotto is currently the head coach at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. Southern Methodist University (SMU) Department of World Languages and Literatures in collaboration with the SMU International Film Festival and the SMU Italian Club are proud to present the Russo Brothers National Italian American Foundation Film Forum Award-winning documentary, Italian American Baseball Family, on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm at McCord Auditorium (3rd floor of Dallas Hall). Filmmaker and ..read more
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A.J. Morris joins Houston panel discussion following Italian American Baseball Family
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by Roberto Angotti
1y ago
Team Italy starting pitcher A.J. Morris threw five no-hit innings in the 2017 World Baseball Classic against Venezuela featuring a loaded lineup of MLB All-Stars including Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera, Alcides Escobar, Freddy Galvis, Ender Inciarte, Carlos Gonzalez, Victor Martinez and Salvador Perez. The Italian Cultural and Community Center in association with the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, are pleased to present the Russo Brothers National Italian American Foundation Film Forum Award-wi ..read more
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More information on Italian Americans Roberto Angotti and Christopher Paluso
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by Roberto Angotti
1y ago
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Fullerton to become Sister City with Tollo, Italy in honor of Tommy Lasorda on September 22, 2021
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Team Italy manager Mike Piazza named Viscardi Center’s 2021 Sportsman of the Year
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by Roberto Angotti
1y ago
Team Italy manager Mike Piazza has given back to countless of his favorite charities over the years, but it is nice to see the National Baseball Hall of Famer being recognized as the Viscardi Center’s Sportsman of the Year on May 20, 2021. In its 54th year, the Viscardi Center’s Celebrity Sports Night continues to be one of the premier fundraising events in the New York Metropolitan area. The event raises funds to enrich the lives of children and adults with all types of disabilities and acute medical needs. Attended by several hundred community leaders, philanthropic individuals, celebrities ..read more
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Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza selected as finalist at FICTS International SPORT MOVIES & TV 2020 World Championship in Milan
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by Roberto Angotti
2y ago
Organized by FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs) and recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the world-renowned Sport Movies & TV 2020 Festival has selected Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza as a finalist in the FICTS Worldwide Championship of Television, Cinema, Sport, Culture and Communication in Milan, Italy from November 7-11, 2020. Director Roberto Angotti returns for his second FICTS Sport Movies & TV World Challenge after his Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning Italian American Baseball Family documentary was sel ..read more
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