Into the Groove is a transversal and anarchical section.
I was assigned this section with the purpose to develop a proposal that could intrigue and provoke at the same time. Well, I like these kind of challenges so I have accepted it in the most eclectic way possible: three films, two of them are Italian previews and one is a classic film almost forgotten.
I would like to start from this last one, The Jazz Singer by Alan Crosland. This masterpiece is the keystone in the cinema’s history because it has led the silent films into the sound era that we all know. It was the 1927 when the brave Crosland first screened it, so it has been ages since it was in a cinema.
Together with this special event, presented by the director Fabrizio Dividi, there will be the chance to enjoy three special documentaries: the 1895’s Dickson Experimental Sound Film (the first short movie with a live audio recording, usually kept in the Library of Congress of the United States of America); “Dáme si do bytu” (realized in 1958, directed by Ladislav Rychman), worldwide renown as the first music video of history; Queen’s 1975 “Bohemian Rhapsody” the original version entirely shot and edited on videotape. The second film is an Italian première: Danny Collins with Al Pacino, whose interpretation was worth the nomination for the Golden Globe 2016. For the director Dan Fogelman this has been the first experience behind the camera, after a lifetime spent as a screenwriter.
The third film is also the première that will open this Seeyousound second edition: B-Movie: Lust & sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989. A strong and transgressive fresco of West Berlin in the 80’s. A journey among rare documents from that time with a unique guide: Mark Reeder, one of the historical founders of the Berlin Love Parade and icon of the German punk rock scene.
Maurizio Pisani . Section’s curator