THE ORIGINAL ‘DJANGO’ -- LOS ANGELES, ITALIA TO HONOR SERGIO CORBUCCI; FRANCO NERO TO ATTEND
Los Angeles, Italia, the annual celebration of Italian film and culture, will include several tribute screenings to the great Spaghetti Western director Sergio Corbucci. The event will be held from Sunday, February 19th through Saturday the 25th, in Hollywood, at the Chinese 6 Theatre.
The festival opens on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with a documentary about Sophia Loren, BECOMING SOPHIA, and will be followed by a 12:30 p.m. screening of Corbucci’s THE MERCENARY (1968), starring Franco Nero, Jack Palance and Tony Musante, with music by Ennio Morricione and Bruno Nicolai.
On Sunday night, at 10:15 p.m., Corbucci’s DJANGO (1966) will be screened, starring Franco Nero, Jose Bodalo and Loredana Nusciak, featuring the wonderful score by Luis Bacalov -- and Franco Nero will attend!
On Monday, at 6:30 p.m., in memory of actor Francesco Quinn, the short film THE TONTO WOMAN will be screened.
Finally, on Wednesday at 11 a.m., Corbucci’s COMPANEROS (1970) will screen, starring Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Jose Bodalo and Fernando Rey, and featuring Ennio Morricone’s brilliant score.
This event is FREE, and all seats are given out on a first-come, first-seated basis. You are asked to RSVP by email for the screenings with personal appearances. For more details, go HERE.
And for fans of stylish horror, director Dario Argento will be attending, and there will be numerous screenings of his films, including SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED, THE STENDHAL SYNDROME, CAT O’ NINE TAILS, and a 25 minute preview of his current production, DRACULA 3D.
THEN THERE'S THAT OTHER SERGIO...
Bracing the Corbucci screenings at Los Angeles, Italia,The American Cinemateque will be screening all of Sergio Leone's Westerns at their two theatres. At the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, on Friday, February 17th, they'll begin with a double bill of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE. On Friday, February 18th, they'll screen THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. Then, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, on Thursday, February 23rd, it's DUCK, YOU SUCKER, AKA A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE. On Friday, February 24th, it's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. All screenings start at 7:30 p.m.
Well, I've got my computer back from the shop, so the Round-up may be 48 hours later than I'd planned, but at least it's posted. I had a couple of other stories I was going to include, but I didn't want to put this off another day, so I'll add those stories to next week's Round-up!
Happy Trails 'til then!
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