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Cinema Italian Style - Los Angeles

14th Edition

Cinema Italian Style - Los Angeles

where:Egyptian & Aero Theatres, Italian Cultural Institute - Los Angeles
when:November 13th - 18th, 2018
address:Istituto Luce Cinecittà
Via Tuscolana, 1055
IT-00173, Roma
tel:+39 06 722861

Cinema, fashion, food excellence and social commitment will be protagonists at the 14th edition of Cinema Italian Style, the Los Angeles showcase for the best Italian movies of the year, supporting the Italian entry to the Academy Awards® 2019 – Best Foreign Language Film, DOGMAN, the return of director Matteo Garrone to the gritty underworld milieu of GOMORRAH, as he follows a dog groomer (Cannes Best Actor winner, Marcello Fonte) whose side business as a cocaine dealer puts him in league with a brutal thug (Edoardo Pesce). The screening will be held at the historical Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and is part of the official AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi program.
In a week full of events, the Los Angeles audience will have the opportunity to be immersed in Italian culture by discovering 8 of the best movies of the year, selected by Artistic Curator Laura Delli Colli with American Cinematheque’s Director of Programming Gwen Deglise, at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, together with directors and actors.
Cinema Italian Style is introducing a student short film contest. Students from Santa Monica College, University of Southern California, Chapman University, and New York Film Academy Los Angeles were prompted to create shorts, under 5 minutes, inspired by, or paying homage to classic Italian cinema. The short films will be screened between November 15th and November 17th, preceding the feature film(s). Three finalists will be chosen by audience ballot to move forward to the final round. In the final round, the CIS ’18 Contest Finalist Committee, will select the first, second and third place winners from among the finalists. The winning short will be screened ahead of the closing night film on November 18th.
As in every year, the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles will support Cinema Italian Style, hosting a series of initiatives that will enrich the program at the American Cinematheque theatres. On November 14th, the photographic and multimedia exhibition La Dolce Vitti, dedicated to the Italian star and actress Monica Vitti, will be inaugurated in the elegant spaces of the Institute on Hilgard Avenue.
Other events across Los Angeles will explore the link between cinema and cuisine, as part of worldwide events organized for the third edition of the EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE – Italian Cuisine in the World Week.
Cinema Italian Style, created in 2004 by Gwen Deglise, Dennis Bartok (American Cinematheque) and Camilla Cormanni (Luce Cinecittà), is co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà, under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Cultural Institute. Supported by The Leading Hotels of the World.