Selections from LA GUARIMBA

An Outdoor Cinema Festival
from Amantea, Italy Visits Chicago
Fest Organizers in Person!

La Guarimba in Amantea, Italy

Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm, $5 

The Nightingale is delighted to host the kindred souls of La Guarimba International Film Festival,  a socio-cultural project in Amantea, a small town in the south of Italy. The festival was created by a group of artists from different cities all over the world who believe in the benefit of working together for others. In 2013, they cleaned and reopened the Arena Sicoli, an old outdoor movie theater with 900 seats, to show the official selections. La Guarimba International Film Festival was born to bring the cinema to the people and the people to the cinema, with the aim of giving back the magic of the cinematography to the town’s inhabitants, to spread the work of local and international filmmakers and also to foster the culture of Calabria.

The curators have put together a program of The Grand Prize Winners of the Inaugural Festival and will be on hand to discuss their project. The winners of La Guarimba Film Festival 2013 were selected by spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, italian documentaries director Claudio Metallo and the film critic project El Tornillo de Klaus represented by Pablo Cristóbal, Carlos Cristóbal and Alicia V. Palacios Thomas.

Join us afterwards for a meet-and-greet with the Festival organizers.

Program Details:
HOME by Ruslan Magomadov  (Best Fiction Winner)
2012 | 26′ | HD 1080p | Colour | Russia (Chechen Republic)
Grozny city. This is a story about a man, who has been left behind in the destroyed city at war. He is lonely and he has nowhere to go. All he is left with is his home.

OH WILLY… by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels (Best Animation Winner)
2011 | 16′ 42” | HD | Colour | Belgium
Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

COME TO VENICE by Benedetta Panisson (Best Documentary Winner)
2012 | 20′ | Digital HD | Colour | Italy
A scream, but more on the silent side. It’s the voice of venetians, of those who live the city, of its lanes, of its sea.

Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, performance, Uncategorized, video