The Festival dei Popoli in New York
The third edition of the New York Documentary Film Festival – Festival dei Popoli will be held at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003) from May 26 to May 30, 2010.
The festival will open on May 26 with a tribute to the award-winning Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi with the US-Premiere of BELOW SEA LEVEL.
The film is an intimate portrait of a commune of outcasts living in the middle of the desert about 200 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The multi-awarded documentary received, among the others, the Orizzonti Award at the Venice Film Festival 2008.
The film is presented in the presence of the director.
The five-days event will features four programs of auteur documentaries, with a total of eighteen films depicting reality and history as filtered through the deeply personal aesthetics of very different directors.
TRIBUTE TO GIANFRANCO ROSI – Opening night film May 26, 6.30 pm - BELOW SEA LEVEL, by Gianfranco Rosi, (Italy/USA, 2008, 115') with the director in-person.
ITALIAN CHRONICLES - FOCUS on ALESSANDRO ROSSETTO
Alessandro Rossetto is one of the authors that best captured a panorama of everyday life in Italy through the last fifteen years. The feestival will present 4 documentary films: FIRE OF NAPLES (1996), BIBIONE BYE BYE ONE (1999), CLOSING (2001), FELTRINELLI (2006).
Films presented with the director in-person.
Screening of Friday May 28th is presented and introduced by PGA – Producers Guild of America.
SPECIAL EVENT NYWIFT - ENRICA COLUSSO
In collaboration with New York Women in Film & Television, the festival will present two works of the award-winning Italian filmmaker Enrica Colusso: LIFE AFTE LIFE (1995) and ABC COLOMBIA (2006). With the director in-person.
THE FEELING OF BEING THERE (1958 - 1965)
SEVEN YEARS OF DOCUMENTARY CINEMA
A journey through the creative forces that have left their mark on the face of modern documentary cinema, with eleven short documentaries by legendary filmmakers like Robert Frank, D. A. Pennebaker, John Schlesinger, Ivars Kraulîtis, Joyce Chopra, Richard Leacock, Joris Ivens, Agnès Varda, Michel Brault, Gilles Groulx, Cecilia Mangini, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Sandro Franchina, that have changed documentary film history in a period of great creative fervor corresponding to the birth of the Festival dei Popoli.
The program is part of the retrospective presented in Florence at the 50th edition of the Festival dei Popoli.
The program on Friday May 28 will be presented by PGA – Producers Guild of America.
A press conference will be held on Tuesday May 25 at 18:00 at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, (btw 68th and 69th Street)
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