Sergio Martino in conversation

with Phillip Escott

Join us as we celebrate the career of one of Italian genre cinema’s most renowned directors, Sergio Martino, who joins us in conversation with High Rising Productions’ Phillip Escott. Martino’s career encompasses the giallo, the Western, the sex comedy, the cannibal film, sci-fi and much more. Spanning six decades, Martino’s career has seen him direct over 60 films and TV series, and he’s responsible for some of the most beloved cult films of the 1970s. Whether going by his real name or any number of pseudonyms, we salute this legendary filmmaker.

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