Florence 10th - 17th November 2012

International documentary film festival


    USA 2011 80'
    Directed by: Xan Aranda
    The culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago - feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? the film is the first to capture Bird’s precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances.

    2012 Friday, November 16th, spazio Uno, 9:30 pm


    Canada 2012 90'
    Directed by: Jonathan Holiff
    The untold story of “bad boy” Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Canadian Saul Holiff, and a son searching for his father.

    2012 Monday, November 12th, Odeon, 10:45 pm


    USA 2012 60'
    Directed by: Alex Gibney
    A reflection on the gap between the rich and the poor, starting from the differences between the inhabitants of Park Avenue and the ones of the South Bronx of New York.
    In collaboration with Italian Doc Screenings

    2012 Friday, November 16th, Odeon, 7:00 pm


    Italy 2012 102'
    Directed by: Andrea Salvadore
    The U.S.A by train, between elections and dreams, according to Beppe Severgnini and Karl Hoffmann, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Portland (Maine) Portland (Oregon).

    2012 Friday, November 16th, Odeon, 4:30 pm

  • ROOM 237

    USA 2012 102'
    Directed by: Rodney Ascher
    In the years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages: from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Wry and provocative, Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s classic.

    2012 Saturday, November 10th, Odeon, 11:00 pm


    Canada 2012 84'
    Directed by: Jamie Kastner
    What was the age of disco? A short period of confusion, the apotheosis of the lack of commitment, a moment of memorable forgetfulness? Gloria Gaynor, Robert “Kool” Bell, the Village People, and Thelma Houston take part in telling an original story that prompts “a laugh and a think”.

    2012 Saturday, November 17th, Odeon, 9:00 pm


    Brazil 2012 87'
    Directed by: Marcelo Machado
    Tropicália was the name of one of Hélio Oiticica’s works, an installation of strong impact which also inspired Caetano Veloso the title of his song. Tropicália thus became the term used to describe the new Brazilian artistic movement – a free movement encompassing music, cinema, theatre, visual arts and poetry. Machado’s film portrays the story of the movement starting from the late Sixties. Through an extraordinary collection of materials, the film reconstructs one of the most intense and exciting periods in the history of Brazilian arts. The story of Tropicália is narrated through the voices of its protagonists, Caetano, Gil, Tom Zé. As they speak, the film shows mostly unpublished or rare images. From a young Maria Bethânia filmed by Julio Bressane and Paulo Sarraceni, to the hippie wedding of Caetano, to the sequences shot at the Isle of Wight Festival, watching Tropicália will be a joy of the senses for all those who love Brazilian music and culture.
    In collaboration with Musicus Concentus

    2012 Sunday, November 11th, Odeon, 9:15

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