Fronteira Festival


Masterclass with Adriano Aprà (Italy)

April 14th and 15th (sat - sun), from 9 to 12 p.m., at Cinema Lumière - Banana Shopping

Developped in 2 sessions, this Masterclass will present a chronological reconstruction of Roberto Rossellini's career, by mencioning his shorts, the war trilogy (La nave bianca, Un pilota ritorna, L'uomo dalla croce), the after war trilogy (Roma città aperta, Paisà, Deutschland im Yahre Null/Germania anno zero), beyond neo-realism towards modernity (from L'amore to Angst/La paura), towards the historical encyclopedia (from India Matri Bhumi to Illibatezza) and the historical encyclopedia (from L'età del ferro to Le Centre Georges Pompidou). Adriano Aprà willalso present the themes and styles of Rossellini: the obsession of war, towards a new realism, the confrontation with the Other, shot/reverse shot vs. sequence shot, animals, the bidimensional shot of the historical films, new technologies and the economy of the shooting, the female/male dialectics e Rossellini's essayistic cinema.

Adriano Aprà Born in Rome, 1940. Essayist film, curator of many books in Italy and abroad. Author of some movies and actor occasionally. Wrote Not To Die Hollywoodiano (Reset, 1999), Star and Strips. Traveling in silent films in the 60s (Falsopiano, 2005), In Travel with Rossellini (Falsopiano, 2006), Brief but true history of the documentary. The cinema from reality to non-fiction (Falsopiano, 2017). Rossellini wrote Rossellini (1992), Circo Fellini (2010), The Shadow of the Conformist (2011), The Truth of Fiction and, with Augusto Contento, the documentary Vemelho Cinza (2013). He was the protagonist of Othon (1969) of Straub-Huillet also curing the publication of some of his cinematographic texts (Editor Riuniti, 1992).


Masterclass with Stephen Broomer (Canada)

April 16th (mon), from 9 to 12 p.m., at Cinema Lumière - Banana Shopping

For nearly a decade now, Stephen Broomer has been hard at work producing a large body of experimental cinema that stands among the most unified, impassioned, and formally challenging in the field of contemporary moving image practice. From a purely aesthetic standpoint, Broomer’s various works have evolved recognizable signatures that will be presented during his masterclass: a free collaboration between film and digital processes; an intensified use of colour, often employing digitally enhanced palettes; an emphasis on gestural filming, multi-image superimpositions, and rhythmic editing, inspired by kindred forms in painting, poetry, and music. Broomer will talk about his approaches art-making with both open curiosity and an insistence on building links with the past, attitudes that extend to his tireless activities as a scholar and preservationist of historical avant-garde cinema.

Stephen Broomer Stephen Broomer (born 1984, Toronto, Canada) is an experimental filmmaker. Peripheral to this, he has worked within the field of cinema as a preservationist, historian, educator, programmer, and publisher. Broomer's 16mm films and digital videos have screened at festivals such as the San Francisco Cinematheque's Crossroads Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico (Galicia), and the New York Film Festival, and he has presented solo programs at venues such as the Canadian Film Institute, Mono No Aware (Brooklyn), the Pleasure Dome (Toronto), the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and the MassArt Film Society (Boston). In 2014, Broomer's films were the subject of a book-length collection of essays published by the Canadian Film Institute, The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer.



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