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Sophia Loren in her Oscar-winning performance in Two Women.
American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica Saturday November 17 2012 20:00

Rivieras, ice cream, leather handbags. Some things are just better when they're Italian. Celebrate the cinema of Italy at the annual Italian film festival featuring 12 films in six days at two of the city's theaters. Beginning on the 13th, go to the Egyptian Theatre for a revival of the Sophia Loren 1960 classic Two Women, which kicks off the six-day event featuring many double features and discussions with the films' directors and actors. Standouts include Caesar Must Die, a prison drama that is Italy's official entry for the 2012 Fest Foreign-Language Film Oscar, and Kryptonite!, about a Neapolitan family during the politically radical 1970s, starring Valeria Golino (Rain Man, Hot Shots!). Check out the complete list for descriptions and specifics of the festival, which is like a slice of Italian culture.

Venue name: American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre
Contact:
Address: 1328 Montana Ave
Los Angeles

Price: Tickets $10; $7-$8 discounts.