From 20 to 30 September, New York's Anthology Film Archives will host the first edition of the Giallo Fever film festival. Translated literally as "yellow fever", the title refers to the Giallo suspense and horror movie genre which was born in Italy in the 1960s, and has influenced the production of authors and directors such as Quentin Tarantino, John Landis, John Carpenter and Robert Rodriguez.
The event is the brainchild of the Malastrana Film Series association, and was devised with the commitment and enthusiasm of Alessio Giorgetti and Alessio Grana. The ambition of the two young curators was made possible thanks a successful Kickstarter campaign, in which the festival was fully funded by user donations.
The program includes the screening of 10 cult films by seven directors: among which, father of Italian gothic film Mario Bava, "poet of the macabre" Lucio Fulci and Pupi Avati, Sergio Martino, Massimo Dallamano and Elio Petri. "Master of fear" Dario Argento is also in the line-up. His 1970 film debut The Bird with the Crystal Plumage will open the festival, in the presence of the protagonist, actor Tony Musante.
Through 30 September, 2012
Giallo Fever: The first film festival in New York on the giallo Italian genre
Curated by: Alessio Giorgetti, Alessio Grana
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York