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Woody Allen Sends Some Roman Love To LA Film Fest

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 12, 2012 at 1:49PM

While Woody Allen is skipping Cannes--because "To Rome with Love" is opening April 20 in Italy--he's bringing "To Rome with Love" to Los Angeles to open the LA Film Festival on June 14. It will be its North American premiere.
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To Rome With Love, Baldwin & Eisenberg

While Woody Allen is skipping Cannes--because "To Rome with Love" is opening April 20 in Italy--he's bringing "To Rome with Love" to Los Angeles to open the LA Film Festival on June 14. It will be its North American premiere. Film Independent will celebrate the LAFF's eighteenth year from June 14-24 in downtown Los Angeles.

In his comedic ode to the Italian city, writer-director Allen joins a sprawling international cast: Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page. Here's the trailer and more from Indiewire.

"Rome" opens stateside June 22.

This article is related to: News, News, L.A. Film Fest, Festivals, Woody Allen


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.