Film Festival Travel: Once Upon a Time in Spain
Your cinematic summer vacation is really starting to take shape. The Festival de Cannes is in early May, the Venice International FF starts in late August and in June we insist you head to Almeria, Spain for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's Rolling Roadshow. This one-time-only "spaghetti western" event will feature Sergio Leone's legendary "Dollars Trilogy," screened in the movies' original shooting locations.
In case you've been living under a tumbleweed, we're talking about the big guns: "A Fistful of Dollars," "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." All three featured (then) up-and-coming actor Clint Eastwood and scores by Italian composer Ennio Morricone.
Let's just recap: It's summer, it's the south of Spain, it's Clint Eastwood, it's free and after each screening there's a party to celebrate the life and times of Sergio Leone. Epic.
Before you skedaddle, saddle up with Tuca Tours for an extended trip through some of Leone's most famous filming locations in Spain. If you and your buddies all pile into one car, it's a modest $350 for a nine-hour tour.