Dario Argento to Be Honored at L.A. Italia Event

Italian horror maestro Dario Argento will be honored at the 7th Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival to be held  at the Hollywood Mann Chinese 6 Theatre from February 19-25.

L.A., Italia, which chaired this year by Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, with producer Mark Canton serving as honorary chair, will take place during the week preceding the Oscars February 19th through the 25th.

The event will feature a retrospective of Argento’s films including Deep Red, Suspiria, The Stendhal Syndrome, The Cat O’Nine Tails as well as a 25-minute preview of the his latest movie Dracula 3D starring the German actor Thomas Kretschmann, Rutger Hauer and the director’s daughter Asia Argento.

The Fest will include conferences at the University of Southern California and will also present a selection of first and second movies from young Italian filmmakers.

Produced by Pascal Vicedomini, L.A. Italia 2012 is presented by the Istituto Capri nel Mondo in association with Cim Group, Chinese Theaters LLC, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, along with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cinema Department of the Italian Ministry of Culture, Eni, Alitalia, Cinecittà Studios in association with the Italian Consulate, the Italian Trade Commission, the Italian Institute of Culture in Los Angeles.