Spettacolo

Mar 13, 2017 | 2:45pm – 4:14pm
Spettacolo

Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. Every summer for the past 50 years, their piazza becomes their stage and villagers from 6 to 90 play a part - the role of themselves.
Every issue the town has faced in its history - their near annihilation by Nazis, the disappearance of their farming heritage, the commercialization of their land - has been dramatized and debated by the villagers in the center of town.
"Spettacolo" tells the story of Teatro Povero (“Poor Theatre”) as the villagers turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world.

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Runtime: 89 mins

Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen

Director Bio

Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen are documentary filmmakers whose previous film “Marwencol” has won over 25 international awards, including two Independent Spirit Awards. Their current film "Spettacolo" has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEH, Sundance Documentary Fund, Creative Capital and the Tribeca Film Institute.

Credits

Director:  Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen
Producer:  Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen, Matt Radecki
Cinematographer: Jeff Malmberg
Editor: Jeff Malmberg
Sound Designer: Lawrence Everson
Music: Lele Marchitelli
Principal Cast: Andrea Cresti, Chiara Del Ciondolo, Arturo Vignai, Alpo Mangiavacchi, The townspeople of Monticchiello, Italy

Contact

Public Film Contact
Jeff Malmberg
Open Face
jeffmalmberg@gmail.com
310-977-2249
Publicity Contact
Jim Dobson
jim@indie-pr.com
323-896-6006
Sales Agent
Andrew Herwitz, Film Sales Company

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