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CVII • N. 23-24 • THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015 • GIOVEDÌ 11 GIUGNO 2015 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER The ancient Greek theater is what sets Taormina's annual film festival apart, as it provides a location like no other italoamericano.org $ 2.25 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY An Ancient Italian Setting for a Very Modern Film Festival It doesn't take long in Los Angeles to notice the extent to which Hollywood enjoys recre- ating foreign cultures to show- case its finest art forms. From t h e C h i n e s e a n d E g y p t i a n T h e a t e r s o n H o l l y w o o d Boulevard to the Greek Theater in Griffith Park, different conti- nents are imaginatively called upon as platforms for music, film and the arts. H o w e v e r , T a o r m i n a , t h e s m a l l t o w n i n e a s t e r n S i c i l y d o e s n o t r e q u i r e a r t i f i c e t o house world-class cinema. The secret lays within the ruined walls of il Teatro antico a 2,700 y e a r o l d a n c i e n t G r e e k amphitheater, that will host the commune's 61 st film festival this year from June 13 th – June 20th. This ancient Greek theater is what sets Taormina's annual film festival apart, as it provides a location like no other. A place that once featured masked actors in Greek tragedies, gladiators and wrestlers; it now features 3D a n d C G I e n t e r t a i n m e n t o n a large screen. Overlooking Mount Etna and the Ionian sea, the giant open-air theater is a breathtaking arena of beauty. Tiziana Rocca, the gen- eral manager and Roman public- ity guru for TFF, describes pas- sionately, 'It's hypnotic…to be watching a movie on an amaz- ing 70-metre screen with a vol- cano behind you, sitting under the sky. It's hypnotic because it really is something new. It's a location like no other.' Affectionately known as 'il cuore pulsante di Taormina' the crumbling columns and mossy seats of l'antico Teatro can hold up to 5,000 people. It is there- fore no surprise that Oscar-win- n i n g a c t o r s l i k e P a t r i c i a Arquette are drawn from all cor- ELISABETTA SANTI The ultimate artisan of luxury travel to Italy Continued on page 3 Continua a pagina 24 BARBARA MINAFRA L'Italo Americano Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation English section pages 2-20 Italian section pages 21-48 The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 www.italoamericano.org PO Box 1287 Monrovia, CA 91017 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . TM NEWS & FEATURES Vincenzo M a r i a n e l l a : t h e art of mixology Page 5 LOS ANGELES National Republic Day Celebration Page 6 ALL AROUND ITALY Umbria Jazz 2015 one more reason to visit Perugia Page 18 LA BUONA TAVOLA Spezzatino: Italian beef stew with a twist Page 19 Quanto è importante la cul- tura storica per la nostra iden- tità culturale? La risposta sem- bra scontanta eppure quante volte gli anniversari, le comme- morazioni, ci fanno riscoprire da dove veniamo? L'importanza della memoria storica per la nostra identità

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