There is the Silent Disco (brought together 5 thousand people on the beach of Sestri Levanti) and the Silent Cinema, the one you see outdoors, all together but with headphones. This is the formula of the Floating Theater Summer Fest which returns to Rome for the third edition, in a renewed guise and with a program of previews and special screenings that will start on 24 August and will continue until 25 September in the new location on Lake Como. Villa Ada, every day starting at 20.30. A real Summer Fest, a unique event of its kind, reported last year as excellence by Unesco both for the quality of the programming and for its completely eco-sustainable design with zero acoustic impact, with 150 seats and audio broadcast through wireless headphones . The films will be screened in their original language with subtitles and will be accompanied by exceptional guests and presentations.
Opening the Floating Theater Summer Fest on Wednesday 24 August, exceptionally at 9.00 pm, will be the awaited Italian premiere, after the one at the Locarno Film Festival, of the action thriller “Bullet Train” directed by David Leitch with Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon and Hiroyuki Sanada. (In the hall then at Warner Bros from 25 August). On Thursday 25 August, the appointments organized together with the David di Donatello Award and dedicated to the five first nominated works kick off. It begins with “A female” presented by the director Francesco Costabile. Furthermore, thanks to the new collaboration with MUBI, two special screenings are planned: the theatrical premiere of “The Humans” starring Richard Jenkins, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun and Amy Schumer, scheduled for Friday 26 August with a video contribution by director Stephen Karam , former author of the play of the same name from which the film is based; and on Wednesday 31 August the screening of “Memoria” directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul with Tilda Swinton followed by a “silent disco” party on the platform: a musical event during which all the participants dance but listen to music individually through the use of earphones or headphones.
Over the weekend there will also be space for the most significant titles of the past editions of the Rome Film Fest which, thanks to the renewed collaboration with the Floating Theater, will be the protagonists, after the extraordinary success of the public and critics of the Arena at the Parco degli Acquedotti, also of this special event. On Saturday 27 August the screening of “Tammy Faye’s eyes” by Michael Showalter starring Jessica Chastain will inaugurate the “Film in Festa” review. On Sunday, August 28, the footballer Beppe Signori, one of the most important protagonists in the history of Italian football, will be a guest of the Floating Theater to meet the public and present the documentary “Fuorigioco – A story of life and sport”. There is also space for the family previews of the “Waiting for Alice” cycle. For an evening full of fun, the premiere of the animated film “DC League of Super-Pets” will be held on Monday 29 August with the voice talents of the film Lillo and Maccio Capatonda as guests in the arena. Tuesday 30 August will be the turn of the screening of “Fourteen days” directed by Ivan Cotroneo, guest together with his protagonists Carlotta Natoli and Thomas Trabacchi. The Floating Theater is conceived by Alice nella Città and created by AC Playtown Roma in collaboration with the Fondazione Cinema per Roma and is directed by Fabia Bettini and Gianluca Giannelli. The event is promoted by Roma Capitale – Department of Culture and winner of the Public Notice “Roman Summer 2022 – Let’s rekindle the city, Together” edited by the Cultural Activities Department and is carried out in collaboration with SIAE. (HANDLE).
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