The 60th edition closes La Compagnia at the cinema and follows the party at BUH - Circolo Culturale Urbano
Bob Dylan in the archive documentary "Dont Look Back"
by DA Pennebaker closes the 60th Festival dei Popoli
Among the special events of the last day the screenings of "Lisbon Beat", a musical journey in Portugal and "Elliott Erwitt, Silence Sounds Good", on the famous photographer Elliott Erwitt
The documentary "Dont Look Back" by DA Pennebaker, from 1967, is the special screening that closes the 60th edition of the Festival dei Popoli , the documentary film festival, Saturday 9 November , at the La Compagnia cinema in Florence, at 8.30 pm (admission 7 euros). The screening of the film will be preceded by the awards ceremony (the winners of the festival will be screened at 9 pm, at the Spazio Alfieri).
The documentary, selected from the Festival dei Popoli archive, was produced by John Court and Albert Grossman (the impresario already manager of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan), distributed by Docurama. Filmed in black and white, with a duration of just over an hour and a half, the documentary is essentially based on the concert tour that Bob Dylan held in the United Kingdom in 1965. "It is one of the portraits - reads a widespread note in the festival catalog - more radical and surplus than Bob Dylan. The film is the 'quintessence' of the film style of DA Pennebaker, a director who died this year.
The program of the last day of the festival - in the cinema the Company - starts at 3 pm with archival documentaries: Inexorable time by Věra Chytilová (from 1978, 16 '); Le Franc by Djibril Diop Mambety (from 1994, 45 ') and The Mistral by Joris Ivens (from 1966, 33').
At 4.45 pm, for special events, screenings by Elliott Erwitt, Silence sounds good by Adriana Lopez-Sanfeliu, a portrait of one of the greatest photographers of our times and Lisbon Beat by Rita Maia, Vasco Viana, a journey through the periphery of Lisbon but also through the lives of some musicians in search of the "right place" in a city characterized by complex identity issues. At 10.30pm there will be the "musical" theme party at the BUH - Circolo Culturale Urbano, entitled "Lisbon Beat party" with many guests in the console, including Rita Maia, who, in addition to being the director of the aforementioned film, is also a international dj producer and also Carmelindo feat Biga and Celeste Mariposa Djset.
The 60th edition of the Festival dei Popoli is realized with the contribution of MiBACT - General Direction of Cinema, Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Tuscany Region, Municipality of Florence, Contemporary Senses Program Tuscany for Cinema, Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Foundation, Foundation Tuscany System. Thanks to the collaboration with: Embassy of France, French Institute of Italy, French Institute of Florence, WBI - Wallonie Bruxelles Image, Embassy of Portugal, AC / E - Accion Cultural Española, Czech Center of Rome, German Films, Goethe Institut, Swiss Films.
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