The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio

The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio

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The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio

Musician Mario Tronco and filmmaker Agostino Ferrente are two friends who both live in Rome's Piazza Vittorio neighborhood, a multi-ethnic community which is largely populated by immigrants from all corners of the world. Piazza Vittorio is also home to a beautiful vintage theater, the Apollo, which was had been used for years as a concert hall. In 2001, due to waning attendance, the owners were considering selling the venue to entrepreneurs who wanted to turn it into a bingo parlor. Determined to prevent this from happening, Tronco and Ferrente started a community organization with an eye towards turning the Apollo into a multi-media performance space, and with this in mind they began assembling a musical ensemble, using talent from the neighborhood. The group eventually grew to thirty musicians, featuring musicians who embraced a variety of musical styles, ethnic instruments and approaches towards their instruments. The ensemble, L'Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, developed international acclaim for their eclectic music, and Agostino Ferrente documented their progress while making a film about the campaign to save the theater. L'Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio (aka The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio) is a documentary, which explores the growth of a new musical creation while offering a look at the struggle to save the Apollo.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2008
UPC: 0876964002509
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Red Envelope (Mag400
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00

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Technical Credits
Agostino Ferrente Director,Screenwriter
Avion Travel Score Composer
Mariangela Barbanente Screenwriter
Mascha Calamandrei Editor
Roberta Crusciani Editor
Greta De Lazzaris Camera Operator
Alberto Fasulo Camera Operator
Massimo Gaudioso Screenwriter
Pierre Yves Lavoue Sound/Sound Designer
Andrea Occhipinti Producer
Francesco Piccolo Screenwriter
Simone Pierini Camera Operator
Giovanni Piperno Cinematographer
Jacopo Quadri Editor
Desideria Rayner Editor
Paolo Segat Sound Mixer
Sabrina Varani Cinematographer
Francois Waledisch Sound/Sound Designer

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