Mister Wonderland recounts the remarkable story of Sylvester Z. Poli, a humble artisan who emigrated from Italy to America at the end of the 19th century — only to become the greatest theater impresario of his time. The film chronicles his journey from rural Tuscany to the Roaring Twenties, revealing how a migrant’s ingenuity shaped the movie-going experience as we know it. Crossing continents and generations, Mister Wonderland sets out to find what remains today of Sylvester’s theaters and the communities they used to serve.

FILM

Title: MISTER WONDERLAND
International title:
53′, Italy, USA, 2019
Directed by: Valerio Ciriaci
Festival Section: Italian Competition

FILM PROJECTION

Date: 06/11/2019
Venue: Spazio Alfieri
Time: 18:45

FILMMAKER

Valerio Ciriaci