Film, Italian Style

It seems like we have a veritable cornucopia of film festivals going on right now!
There’s a lot of choice, so to confuse (ahem, help) you further, I’ve got another one to put on the radar: The Washington, Italia festival.

Running October 11-16 at the Loews Georgetown, this looks to be an interesting line-up for fans of Italian cinema, co-sponsored by industry giant Cinecitta. Unfortunately I’ll miss Saturday the 15th’s showing of Martin Scorsese’s “My Voyage to Italy.” It’s a great introduction to the must-see’s of the genre, with Scorsese providing fascinating commentary to clips of his personal favorites. It will be introduced by the amazing Dante Ferretti, long one of my absolute favorite art directors/production designers.

It also looks like Franco Nero will be in town to introduce several of his films, and judging from the pictures up on the festival’s website, he’s still quite dashing with those dazzling baby blues – perhaps I may run into him around town next week…. ah, perhaps…

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