The Tuscan Sun Festival, moved this year to Florence from Cortona, lists among the many musical events a film section by the Tribeca Film Enterprises, founded in Manhattan in 2002 by Craig Hatkoff, Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, the famous American actor.
The seat is the prestigious Florentine Cinema Odeon, an art nouveau jewel, unjustly unknown to the great public, located just in front of the Palazzo Strozzi. On the same square, on show different expressions of American culture. On one side in the renaissance building, a 19th century exhibition of American Impressionist painters (see on purpose the post” The Seine and Paris replaced by the Arno and Florence in The American Impressionists” in Tuscany Holiday Rent blog) on the other one, in the liberty hall, the showing of Tribeca Enterprises films for four days, from June the 13th up to the 17th , 2012. The manager of the Tribeca Enterprises is Geoffrey Gillmore, a teacher at the UCLA cinema departmen. His curriculum is noteworthy, well rooted in this field he has been manager for 19 years at the Sundance Festival of the top star Robert Redford. Gillmore, as an expert in indipendent film productions, supports high quality movies against the obstacles of marketing system, thus facing the effort of widening the horizons. Tribeca Enterprises have been doing that for many years, opening themselves to many foreign countries. They were in Bejiing, in Quatar, in Rome and now it is the turn of Florence. Geoffrey Gillmore loves the Tuscan town where he is a habitué . He is linked to Florence by cherished memories, dating back to 25 years ago when he was first invited by the” Festival dei Popoli”. The choice of the movies at the Odeon is varied, though always respectful of quality as to form and content.
Let’s just remember Wagner’s Dream, a documentary of the staging of the Wagnerian Ring at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City and the Biography of Tony Bennett, a famous American crooner, able to indulge on jazz as well.
The World before Her, a documentary on Indian women’s condition and Any Day Now, story of a homosexual couple adopting a handicapped boy are not to be missed because of their contemporary issues, conjugated with high standard experimentation.
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