Cinema in the squares
3 arenas, more than 200 screenings in 201 evenings between films, debates, meetings: starting from the first of June until September 8, the Cinema in Piazza returns. With 8200 square meters of surface, 3 screens of 12 meters x 8 meters, the Piccolo Cinema America returns to animate the Roman summer with its own project that has seen an extraordinary participation in outdoor cinema evenings recording about 80,000 spectators only in the 2017 edition.
Three arenas and three places in the city, therefore, from the center to the outskirts, which come into contact with each other generating exchanges and relationships: Trastevere, Tor Sapienza and Ostia will be the backdrop to night marathons until dawn, debates with directors, actors and screenwriters, great classics of national and international heritage, retrospectives and films for children. Symbolic places scattered in different quadrants of the city of Rome that will rebuild the cultural fabric of the capital.
The program was presented in the spaces of the WeGil of Trastevere in the presence of the President of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti. Started on June 1 in the Kennedy high school courtyard, the exhibition will continue from June 9th to July 29th in the Parco del Casale della Cervelletta, in Tor Sapienza, where another large screen will be set up. From 11 June to 8 September, the boys of Cinema America will also be in Ostia, where the chosen location is the tourist port of Rome. The President of the Region Nicola Zingaretti said: "It is an excellent program of quality, for this reason we have given a hand is an objective fact that Rome without the reviews of Cinema America would be much, much poorer, would be a cultural lung that It has marked the history of this city, which is why we have to thank them ".
With Cinema in the Squares we intend to re-propose the historical cinematographic heritage, spreading the productions of the young authors and re-launching the relationship between the big screen and the city. With a broad program that aims to promote the value of audiovisual language, the film is given back its role in putting in continuous dialogue the three squares, three places seemingly so different but suddenly become a new meeting place, exchange and cultural growth , promoting in the public the awareness of a direct comparison with the guests who will participate in the evenings scheduled.
The projections at Kennedy High School were opened with "Anything you want", set right around the high school; to present him the director Francesco Bruni, the maestro Giuliano Montaldo and the entire cast. In the two months of the arena will alternate films tribute to Ingrid Bergman, retrospectives on Paul Thomas Anderson, Darren Aronofsky and Woody Allen, the horror show curated by Dario Argento, the films Disney and Pixar.
At the Parco della Cervelletta the review started on June 9th with Asia Argento introducing "Scarlet Diva". Her first feature film by the Italian actress is inspired by the harsh experience of harassment suffered by Harvey Weinstein. Also on the program are science fiction movies, nightly marathons of great classics including "Indiana Jones", "Alien" and "The Godfather". Among the retrospectives in the program, do not miss those on Pedro Almodóvar, Hayao Miyazaki and Matteo Garrone, who in the summer arena presented "Terra di mezzo" and "Roman Summer" last June.
Also at the Tourist Port of Rome, the exhibition started on 11 June with a tribute to Pietro Germi: Carlo Verdone introduced "Divorzio all'italiana". Do not miss the retrospectives on Federico Fellini, Tim Burton, Sofia Coppola, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Quentin Tarantino.
Finally, as part of the initiative "Sillumina - Dawn of the cinema", Tor Sapienza and Ostia will frame the screening of the works of sixteen authors under 35, from Matteo Rovere to Irene Dionisio, who will be present for the meeting with the public; the initiative, in collaboration with the Cinematographic School of Art Gian Maria Volonté, includes the screening of 16 short films made by the students or former students of the School. The screenings will be held until 8 September.
To consult the complete program, visit the official website of the event: www.ilcinemainpiazza.it