Spettacolo

Mar 11, 2017

6:45pm – 8:14pm CT

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.

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Directors

Credits

Directors:

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

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Documentary Spotlight

Year:

2017

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

Italian with English Subtitles

Runtime:

89 mins