MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and music!

Dirs. Jeff Malmberg and Christina Shellen | Documentary | U.S.A. / Italy | 2017 | 89 min.
Italian, with English subtitles 

This is the true story of a tiny Tuscan town that confronts its issues by turning them into a play. For fifty years, the villagers have transformed their piazza into a stage, taking on roles of themselves in an alternate, theatrical reality in which they discuss their difficulties and explore solutions. Filming entirely in Italy, MVFF alumnus Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol) weaves present-day vérité footage with 46 years of archival film and photographs. As in a novel, every chapter functions as a puzzle piece, filling in the details of each character, illuminating hidden facets, and finally telling a story about the importance of culture, community, and everything we leave behind as we move forward. 

“Lovely and elegiac.”
– Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter


Thank you to the screening sponsor The Back Porch Larder