Ciao! Excellent news for fans of sunshine, young cinema and spritzesy. The first announcements for Bologna’s Il Cinema Ritrovato have just been released. You can now read the first details of seasons devoted to such delights as 16mm films, 1903, 1923, Anna Magnani and to directors from Teinosuke Kinugasa to Rouben Mamoulian to Albert Samama Chikli. See you in the Piazza Maggiore!
There is more to Il Cinema Ritrovato than Bologna, though. These films travel, dispersed via several diffusion-line events around the world. For example, I will be attending the Minneapolis stop of the Il Ritrovato tour, hosted by Archives on Screen Twin Cities at the Main Cinema 11-13 May. Not only that, but I will be giving a short lecture on the festival (“Il Cinema Ritrovato: The Future of Film History”) and introducing Alla Nazimova’s wonderful Salomé. Check out the full listings here – there are more silents and early talkies showing.