Italian Weekend
3 days of Italian Film, Design, Fashion, Music, and over-all amazingness!

March 2, 2012

Art - Giocattoli Futuristi/Futurists Toys (Claudio Castelli, 2007)

A working day of an "anyone" futurist man. The story, grotesque and ironic, takes her visual ispiration from depero's artworks.

Live Music Show - Italian Disco Is Insane

Spandex, meet arpeggiators!

Collection: Memphis Design

The shockingly bold work of the 80's Italian design group complete with an interview with the group's head Ettore Sottsass

Collection: Dolce & Gabbana

Commercials and more from the men behind those blinding huge belt buckles.

Trailer Trash - The Trailers of Federico Fellini

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.

March 3, 2012

Movie - Rocco And His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)

The story of Vincenzo, Simone, Rocco, Ciro and Luca as they struggle to adapt to life in a large, impersonal city.

(1960)
Movie - Pasolini's Medea (1969) with Maria Callas

Pasolini directs opera star Maria Callas in her first (and only) film role.

Collection: Italians Are Cool

Music & clips from incredibly cool movies, 1968-1988

Ennio Morricone: La Musica Parla (The Music Talks)

Dialog-free examination of the incredible music of Ennio Morricone

Live Music Show - Sanremo: Italian as a Second Language

Non-Italians sing in Italian at the Sanremo Festival!

March 4, 2012

Talk Show - Dario Argento (1990)

Great and very interesting interview with the master of Italian horror, Dario Argento!

Doc - Italian Noir: The Story of Italian Crime Fiction

Super interesting doc looks at the modern wave of Italian crime writers and the roots of the movment

Doc - Dario Argento, An Eye for Horror

Documentary that explores Argento's film career.

Live Music Show - Goblin

Classic performances by the legendary Italian progressive/experimental/soundtrack/spooky/disco band!

Talk Show - Claudio Simonetti (Goblin)

Goblin main man talks about the music and films they were so well known for