FW: Summer Screen

From: Alexa Montgomery (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 23 2008 - 08:16:37 PDT



I am working on the marketing for Film Four Summer Screen. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about the Behind the Screen programme which involves a series of talks and discussions with actors, directors and artists from the films being screened this year as part of Film Four Summer Screen. There are a number of different events taking place as part of this programme but I thought that the video and art installation, Piazza di Spagna, would be of particular interest to you. It involves a collaboration between Italian photographer Massimo Vitali, and British director Mike Figgis. On Saturday 2 August, Figgis will discuss this latest project of his as he explores the relationship between film and art.


I was wondering if there was any chance you might be able to circulate this information amongst anyone you feel may be interested, or if it would be possible to circulate some information amongst your colleagues and friends?


I have included some more detailed information below and hope to see you there.







Behind the Screen

This year you're invited to go Behind the Screen with our programme of screenings, talks and discussions taking place literally behind the giant screen.

It's your chance to see the UK premiere of Piazza di Spagna <http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/film/behind_the_screen/705.asp> , a photography and video installation by Massimo Vitalli and Mike Figgis.

Come and listen to talks and discussions <http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/film/behind_the_screen/706.asp> with directors, critics and artists about their work and the films being screened.

In addition you can enjoy specially-selected screenings of short films <http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/film/behind_the_screen/707.asp> , including a family screening of Oscar-winning Peter and the Wolf together with a free family workshop, and a provocative and inspiring programme of award winning shorts including In Bruges by Martin McDonagh and Dog Altogether by Paddy Considine.


Video & Art Installation


Piazza di Spagna


The Terrace Rooms


The UK premiere of Piazza di Spagna, a photo and video installation by contemporary Italian photographer Massimo Vitali and acclaimed British director Mike Figgis. Presented by agnès b. and produced by Vito Di Rosa.


Together, Mike Figgis and Massimo Vitali have created a piece with an intriguing narrative, which explores the relationship between digital cinema and the static image. Filmed at the iconic Spanish Steps in Rome, the installation comprises four plasma screens with moving images by Mike Figgis, flanked by two large-format photographs by Massimo Vitali.


Open daily 10.00-18.00, and to Film4 Summer Screen ticket holders until 20.30 FREE


Saturday 2 August, 16.00
Piazza di Spagna - Mike Figgis in conversation with Walter Donoghue
Terrace Rooms/Portico Rooms
Mike Figgis, director of Leaving Las Vegas and Timecode, discusses his latest project, Piazza di Spagna, a collaboration with Italian photographer Massimo Vitali which explores the relationship between digital cinema and the static image. Piazza di Spagna is on show in the Terrace Rooms throughout Film4 Summer Screen.

Booking Information

On sale Wednesday 16 July

Tickets: £5

Call Ticketmaster 0844 847 1715

Book on-line: www.ticketmaster.co.uk <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/>

All web and phone bookings carry a £1.75 transaction fee per booking






Alexa Montgomery

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