‘Order of the Phoenix’ opens Giffoni

First 'Harry Potter' to get fest outing

ROME — The Italian preem of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” will open Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival dedicated to kiddie pics, marking first time an installment in the J. K. Rowling saga gets a festival outing.

Latest “Harry Potter” pic will unspool out-of-competish and sans talent in tow kicking off the 37th edition of the southern Italian event July 12, one day prior to pic’s Italo bow July 13.

Brazilian helmer Tata Amaral’s female rap group pic “Antonia,” New Zealander Taika Waititi’s “Two Cars, One Night” and Italy’s Sardinia-set “Jimmy della collina,” are among competish entries unspooling.

Ten-day Giffoni fest runs July 12-21.

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