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FilmYard screening of SPETTACOLO

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Film Screening of SPETTACOLO

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Villagers in a tiny Tuscan town come up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turn their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza becomes a stage and residents of all ages play a part -- the role of themselves. Monticchiello's annual tradition has attracted worldwide attention and kept the town together for 50 years, but with an aging population and a future generation more interested in Facebook than farming, the town's 50th anniversary performance might be its last.

Length: 1hr 31 min

Director: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen

Released: 2017

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7oITFo7rHg

Praise:

“It feels wrong, almost insulting, to call "Spettacolo" charming, even if the movie is often delightful” NYTimes

“An engaging and wistful look at the tiny Tuscan village of Monticchielo and its longtime tradition of producing "autodramas," works crafted by, starring and thematically inspired by its residents.” -LATimes

“Spettacolo serves as a hymn to the creative process, but also as a eulogy of sorts to the let's-put-on-a-show spirit of pre-digital times. Come for the drama, stay for the gorgeous scenery.” -Toronto Star

“[An]engaging documentary” -NPR

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This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Janet Ruttenberg: Beholder, opening Sept 15th, 2019.

Her hybrid painting-projection piece, Tango, will be available for viewing in the theater before and after the screening.

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