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Rome – The centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth will be celebrated by the 10th Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival, the annual pre-Oscars event celebrating showbiz ties between Italy and Hollywood.
Rising star Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, known for his “Pavarotti Ping,” will be the first celebrity guest to pay tribute to Sinatra on the event’s opening night, Feb. 15 at the Hollywood and Highland Center.
The Feb 15-21 fest will also include a selection of films from Sinatra’s career, including “Some Came Running,” “From Here To Eternity,” “The Man with the Golden Arm,” “Guys and Dolls,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Ocean’s 11″ and “On the Town.”
“Sinatra was extremely proud of his Italian heritage,” enthused Italo crooner and music producer Tony Renis, who is L.A. Italia’s Honorary President this year, in a statement.
“His father Antonino was born in Palermo, Sicily, and his mother Della came »
- Nick Vivarelli
Enjoying a healthy festival run after its premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and a tour that brought it to SXSW and Toronto, Adam Wingard’s The Guest arrives on Blu-ray shortly after scoring a nod for Best Editing at the Independent Spirit Awards (though it’s unfortunate there wasn’t any room for some other awards love, such as for cinematography for Dan Stevens). Making their return to distribution, the Picturehouse folks grossed north of a quarter of a million at the box office, and the film had releases in multiple regions across the globe.
After contributing to several anthology films, including the V/H/S films and The ABCs of Death, director Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett return to their first feature since 2011’s You’re Next, (a film that finally hit theaters to warm reception in 2013) with The Guest. Adept talents for entertaining, tongue-in-cheek scenarios, Wingard and »
- Nicholas Bell
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