Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to Open Giffoni
The Italians have to be excited, as the Giffoni Film Festival will feature the Italian premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The film will kick off the 37th edition of the southern Italian event July 12, one day prior to pic's Italo bow July 13. Though we would normally be happy for them, Warner Bros has announced that OotP will be coming two days earlier in the States; July 11.
With so many tentpoles looking to smaller fests, I am considering making my own festival -- graciously titled 'The Ryan Milan Parsons is Awesome Fest' -- in hopes of having Paramount send Iron Man over my way next year.
The Giffoni Film Festival will run from July 12th to July 21st.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens to theaters on July 11th.