Los Angeles, Italia: The Italian Film, Fashion and Art Fest returns to Grauman's Chinese 6 Theatres in the Hollywood & Highland Complex this Sunday, February 18th - Saturday, February 24th, 2007 and will feature special screenings of contemporary and cult works by Italy's most popular filmmakers, encounters with many of the key players in the film and television industry, conferences with students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and performances and exhibits featuring award-winning costumes.

A special film program of the Academy Award-nominated works of Ennio Morricone will take place in anticipation of a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award being presented to this legendary film composer, as well as an exhibition of costumes from the film MARIE ANTOINETTE and an exhibition of photographic film stills, curated by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - National Cinematheque, culled from the archives of many important films shot in and around the city of Venice.

ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC - RSVP Online at www.losangelesitalia.com

Taking Place at Grauman's Chinese 6 Theatres:

Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Sunday, February 18th, 2007:

11:00AM - CINEMA PARADISO

1:00PM - SALVATORE - THIS IS LIFE

3:00PM - BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET (I SOLITI IGNOTI)

Followed by a Q&A with legendary Italian filmmaker Mario Monicelli

5:00PM - I ONLY WANTED TO LIVE (VOLEVO SOLO VIVERE)

Grand Opening of the 2007 Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival

7:00PM - THE FEVER

Followed by a Q&A with actor Franco Nero and director Carlo Gabriel Nero

Introduced via satellite by actress Vanessa Redgrave

9:00PM - CRIME NOVEL (ROMANZO CRIMINALE)

Followed by a Q&A with actor Riccardo Scamarcio

Monday, February 19th, 2007:

11:00AM - DAYS OF HEAVEN (I GIORNI DEL CIELO)

1:00PM - BREAD AND TULIPS (PANE E TULIPANI)

3:00PM - ONE MAN UP (L'UOMO IN PIU)

5:00PM - TEXAS

Followed by a Q&A with actors Riccardo Scamarcio and Valeria Golino

7:00PM - ALL THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN

9:00PM - RISATE DI GIOIA

Followed by a Q&A with legendary Italian filmmaker Mario Monicelli

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007:

11:00AM - BUGSY

1:00PM - THREE ON THE ROAD (BACIAMI PICCINA)

3:00PM - THREE STEPS OVER HEAVEN (TRE METRI SOPRA IL CIELO)

Followed by a Q&A with actor Riccardo Scamarcio

5:00PM - GUARDIANS OF THE CLOUDS/THE LAST PISTOLERO

Followed by a Q&A with actors Franco Nero and Claudia Gerini

7:00PM - THE INQUIRY (L'INCHIESTA)

Followed by a Q&A with actors Dolph Lundgren and Daniele Liotti and director Giulio Base

9:00PM - THE PUPPETEERS (I BURRATINI)

Followed by a Q&A with directors Maurizio Rigamonti and Lura Calder

9:45PM - CASANOVA

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007:

11:00AM - THE MISSION

1:00PM - THE ANONYMOUS VENETIAN

3:00PM - BLOOD TIES (LEGAMI DI SANGUE)

Followed by a Q&A with director Paola Columba and producer Fabio Segatori

4:45PM - THE HEART COMMANDS (AL CUORE SI COMANDA)

Followed by a Q&A with director Giovanni Morricone

7:15PM - NERO BIFAMILIARE

Followed by a Q&A with actress Claudia Gerini and director Federico Zampaglione

9:00PM - MARIE ANTOINETTE

A Tribute to two-time Academy Award®-winning Costume Designer Milena Canonero

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007:

10:30AM - THE UNTOUCHABLES

12:30PM - DEATH IN VENICE (MORTE A VENEZIA)

3:00PM - THE KREUZTER SONATA - WHAT IS LOVE? (QUALE AMORE)

5:00PM - FAMILY FRIEND (L'AMICO DI FAMIGLIA)

Followed by a Q&A with director Paolo Sorrentino

7:00PM - ME, THE OTHER (IO, L'ALTRO)

Followed by a Q&A with actor Raoul Bova

9:00PM - ONE OUT OF TWO (UNO SU DUE)

Friday, February 23rd, 2007:

11:00AM - MALENA

1:00PM - NEVER AGAIN AS BEFORE (MAI PIU COME PRIMA)

3:00PM - THE WISE CAT CATCHES MICE (IL BRAVO GATTO PRENDE I TOPI)

Followed by a Q&A with directors Nene Grignaffini and Francesco Conversano

5:00PM - BENEATH THE SAME MOON (SOTTO LA STESSA LUNA)

Followed by a Q&A with director Carlo Luglio

7:00PM - THE NIGHT BEFORE FINALS - TODAY (LA NOTTE PRIMA DEGLI ESAMI - OGGI)

Followed by a Q&A with director Fausto Brizzi

9:00PM - IT'S ONLY A ROCK'N'ROLL SHOW

Followed by a Q&A with rockstar Vasco Rossi and director Stefano Salvati!!!

10:15PM - THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE

Saturday, February 24th, 2007:

10:00AM - ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

1:00PM - THE STONE MERCHANT (IL MERCANTE DI PIETRE)

2:30PM - ANTONIO WARRIOR OF GOD