Fest to fete Italo helmer Pupi Avati

Event begins Sunday, runs through Feb. 21

The Los Angeles-Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest will celebrate Italian cultural influences in the U.S. at the Mann’s Chinese 6 Theater beginning Sunday and running through Feb. 21.

The fourth edition of the event is dedicated to Italian auteurs Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Ugo Tognazzi, Gillo Pontecorvo and Franco Cristaldi.

Italian filmmaker and guest of honor Pupi Avati will receive a tribute as six of his films, including his latest, “Giovanna’s Father,” will unspool.

The fest runs Feb. 15-21.

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