DVD - 2017 | Italian
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"Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage and residents of all ages played a part - the role of themselves. Monticchiello's annual tradition has attracted worldwide attention and kept the town together for 50 years, but with an aging population and a future generation more interested in Facebook than farming, the town's 50th-anniversary performance just might be its last. Spettacolo tells the story of Teatro Povero di Monticchiello, interweaving episodes from its past with its modern-day process as the villagers turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world"--Container.
Publisher: New York City, New York : GrasshopperFilm, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
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May 22, 2019

An interesting subject and documentary, but not exactly life-changing.

May 14, 2019

Extraordinary!! What a toast to a localized engagement of tradition & community theater. A town playing itself, using this dramatic platform as vital dialogue among themselves & to convey their dire situation to the world stage, a means of self-sustaining, Astounding!!! I'm horribly saddened by the erosion of village-life due to outsider land contracting, collapsing government backing & the failure of younger generations to embrace & uphold this striking annual event.

Jul 07, 2018

Interesting documentary, but pretty slow-moving.

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