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EVENT: Mysterious Venetian Masks at the IIC – March 9

Date 03.07.2017

 
On the occasion of the Carnival festivities, a special event featuring an exhibition of artisan Venetian masks and concepts designed by art director, Luca Nemolato, for the upcoming film, “The Plague Doctor”, a psychological thriller inspired by the namesake historical figure and the story of a haunted island in the Venetian Lagoon.
 
Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue – Los Angeles, CA 90024
 
The film’s directo, Emanuele Mengotti, will be in attendance to talk about his inspiration for this project after a trailer of the feature is screened.
 
Mask maker Davide Belloni, from Ca’ Macana, one of the few workshops in Venice that continues to create masks using antique methods, will also give a brief presentation in English on the Venetian tradition of mask wearing and making.
 
RSVP is mandatory
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