Vito Zagarrio is full professor of Cinema and Television at the University of Rome Tre. He got a MA and a Ph.D in Cinema Studies at NYU. He wrote and edited several books on both American and Italian Film. Among others, volumes on Francis Ford Coppola and Frank Capra.
He has a large experience in teaching Italian Film in several American colleges in Italy (Syracuse University, California State University, Stanford University and New York University in Florence, I.E.S.). In 2008, he has been visiting professor at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 2011 he has been teaching at Northwestern University in Evanston as Fulbright scholar. Other experiences at Oxford Brookes, as senior professor, and at Mills College (Middleburry Italian Program).
As a filmmaker, he directed many documentaries, tv programs and three feature film.. One documentary on John Waters (Divine Waters) was distributed in the US by New Line Cinema.
His last feature film, Le seduzioni, is in postproduction.
He is also the artistic director of a couple of Italian film festivals (in Rome and Sicily).