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Woody Allen’s Latest Pic to Open Los Angeles Film Festival

"To Rome With Love" will receive its North American debut on the festival's opening night.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: April 12th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Woody Allen’s Latest Pic to Open Los Angeles Film Festival
Woody Allen’s new film, To Rome With Love, will have its North America premiere on the opening night of the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Set in where else, Rome, the film marks Allen’s first foray in front of the camera, since Scoop in 2006. It also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, and Greta Gerwig who play a medley of Americans and Italians in “The Eternal City”.

"I can't think of a better way to kick off this year's festival than with the original independent filmmaker himself, Woody Allen. It's a true honor for Los Angeles to host the North American premiere of To Rome With Love," said Festival Director Stephanie Allain.

"I've always wanted to make a film in Rome. It's obviously one of the great cities of the world, and when you make a film in a foreign city you get a chance to spend several months there, so shooting in Rome gave me and my family an opportunity to really enjoy a city I love in a way that I don't usually get to. I wrote the film especially for Rome because over the years and my many visits there little ideas occurred to me, and I was able to utilize those ideas to comic advantage, romantic advantage, combined with the visual beauty of Rome," Woody Allen said in a statement.

The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival runs from June 14 to June 24, screening over 200 films, shorts, and music videos from roughly 30 countries.

To Rome With Love is scheduled to open in Italy on April 20, and then receive limited release in the U.S. on June 22nd. Check out the film’s trailer below.



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