For our 2019 festival, we organized a special presentation at the Pacific Film Archive with Gian Luca Farinelli, director of the Cineteca di Bologna, who led a guided film tour through Italy at the beginning of the 20th century. Director Farinelli selected travelogues from Bologna’s collection—all shot between 1905 and 1914 documenting the new Italian nation—from Sicily to Venice. The image above is from the Cascata Delle Marmore, a man-made waterfall built by ancient Romans, at Terni in Umbria—just a sample of the fascinating films in the collection. Those who were able to see this presentation at the PFA last year will remember how stirring the images were set against Gian Luca Farinelli’s interesting and illuminating narration.
As a holiday gift for SFSFF members, we’ve assembled the show again and will make it available to members free for 72 hours starting at 12 noon Pacific Time on Friday, December 18. Members and access code holders can watch the film by following the WATCH NOW arrow below or clicking here. If you would like to become an SFSFF member, you can do so here.WATCH NOW
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