Sunday, July 03, 2011

Where beauty is everywhere

When Deborah Young took over as executive director of the Taormina Film Festival three years ago, she knew it had little chance of competing with such well-established, deep-pocketed behemoths as the Festival de Cannes, Sundance and Toronto as a top film marketplace. If the festival hoped to capture Hollywood’s attention, it would have to exploit its beauty by publicizing the wonders of its showcase outdoor cinema, the Teatro Greco (Greek Theater), a 2,000-year-old amphitheater overlooking the Ionian Sea: a perfect venue for outdoor movie screenings for the film festival

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