Xaque Gruber: L.A.'s Italian Film Fest Honors Al Pacino With the Jack Valenti Legend Award
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The Italian government has declared 2013 as "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States," and the west coast's celebration is highlighted by L.A. Italia, also known as the Italian Film Festival, which rolls into the Chinese Theatres on Hollywood Boulevard from February 17 - 23. It is a celebration of the Mediterranean nation's finest film and music, and has blossomed into a world class event, crowned by the inaugural Jack Valenti Legend Award being given to Al Pacino.
Producer Mark Canton (300, Immortals) serves as L.A. Italia's Honorary Chair. He comments on this year's festival.
When you look at the quality of the pictures, filmmakers, and musicians coming this year, it's really a big impressive array, and shows the growth of the festival. L.A. Italia has really gotten a foothold in the community, especially the week before the Oscars when people might otherwise be distracted. And for me personally, being the inaugural year for the Jack Valenti Award, the fes
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