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Spettacolo

(Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen, 2017)

Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen IN PERSON

Columbus Premiere

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Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen, the creators of the modern classic Marwencol, return with another irresistible subject wonderfully explored. Decades ago, Italian villagers in a small Tuscan town, Monticchiello, came up with an inventive way to confront their issues and concerns: they turned their lives into a play. Written by the villagers and performed in their piazza, this spettacolo (or spectacle) is perhaps the only thing holding this community together. As the townspeople age, developers encroach, and the younger residents become less interested in the tradition, the 50th anniversary performance of the Teatro Povero di Monticchiello captured by this film might just be the last. (91 mins., DCP)

“A great film about the search for meaning. Did I dream it? I hope not. ”

Hammer to Nail

people's heads looking out from broken drywall

Spettacolo, image courtesy of Grasshopper Film

people speaking with veiled orbs placed around their heads

Spettacolo, image courtesy of Grasshopper Film

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Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

SUPPORT FOR VISITING FILMMAKERS SERIES 

National Endowment for the Arts

Corna Kokosing

 

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Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

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Spettacolo