June 2015, living archive

Filmmakers' Choice

FUSES, 1965-68

Our next "Filmmakers' Choice" will be presented by Carola Spadoni on June 15. In 1968, to come to terms with reality meant to overcome the patriarchal structures of academic knowledge and to enrich it with personal as well as collective experience. A continuum of love, rebellion and radical decisions spread around the streets of Rome; and life and art became inseparable. The area around Piazza Navona and Trastevere - in which workers still lived at the time - became the home, stage and school of experimenting youths. At the same time, film was declared a political act instead of an artistic endeavor. Political speeches, the dialectic of "stream of consciousness", performative, "mise en scène", intimacy, background noises and the self-perception of the cinema moved into the forefront. We will screen rarely seen Italian films, fragments of a discourse about Rome in '68 and its unique echo.