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…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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