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Cinema and Jazz: Gianni Amico



Cinema and Jazz: Gianni Amico

Three short films about jazz by Amico and Maccioni

Come and see three short films about jazz by and about the film director, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and cultural promoter Gianni Amico (1933-90), a unique and eclectic figure in Italian cinema. At the heart of his free-spirited films is his passion for jazz. His debut short film, Noi insistiamo! Suite per la libertà subito (We Insist! Freedom Now Suite), was inspired by Max Roach’s jazz album of the same title, We Insist! Freedom Now Suite – a manifesto for free jazz and for the nascent civil rights movement. Appunti per un film sul jazz (Notes for a film on jazz) was created during the Bologna International Jazz Festival in 1965, with performances by, inter alia, Gato Barbieri, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy and Johnny Griffin. The film is a testament to a season of extraordinary creative energy. The final screening will be of a film dedicated to Gianni Amico: Germano Maccioni’s L’uomo Amico (Amico: the Man, the Friend, playing on the meaning of ‘friend’ of Amico’s surname). First conceived by Gianni’s son Olmo Amico, the film includes interviews with Bernardo Bertolucci, Tatti Sanguinetti and Stefano Zenni. NOI INSISTIAMO! SUITE PER LA LIBERTÀ SUBITO (Italy, 1964) by Gianni Amico (16') APPUNTI PER UN FILM SUL JAZZ (Italy, 1965) by Gianni Amico (35') L'UOMO AMICO (Italy, 2014) by Germano Maccioni (39') Please register here for these free screenings.


Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Entrance : Free