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WIRED NEXT CINEMA powered by Mazda. At the MAXXI conversations, web series, pilot episodes, feature films, premieres, documentaries, video art, and experimental films

Internet, sharing, the age of permanent connection and limited attention have already transformed the way we make and watch cinema. It is not a matter of technology, but of culture. New tools have always empowered and modified artistic expression. “Wired Next Cinema powered by Mazda”, continuing along a direction established at the Rome Film Festival first by the Extra section, and then by CineMAXXI, now becomes the place where the big screen meets innovation: workshops, meeting and screenings to understand how digital technology and the web have changed storytelling in images and sound.
 
Within the scenario of the MAXXI Museum, for an entire week authors, directors, screenwriters and actors will meet the audiences and present web series, pilot episodes, feature films, previews, documentaries, video art, experimental film.
 
Not just cinema, but also visual arts and science installations, new forms of comedy, the new forms of music videos. The MAXXI will provide a stage for established auteurs such as Marco Bellocchio, Ettore Scola, and Paolo Virzì, among others, who will engage in discussion with emerging artists such as Maccio Capatonda, Salvatore Esposito, The Pills, The Jackal. As well as the Vanzina brothers, Zoro and the critical and never routine viewpoint of Enrico Ghezzi and Sabina Guzzanti. And above all, an evening with Wim Wenders and his documentary film The Salt of the Earth, a tribute to and portrait of photographer Sebastião Salgado.
 
From feature films to mind-boggling stories that last no more than an instant, the “Wired Next Cinema powered by Mazda” week will also award two prizes: Best Music Video for the competition for the single by Subsonica “Lazzaro” and Best Work submitted to “L’invasione degli ultracorti”, the first Italian contest for videos less than 15 seconds long, tailored to smartphones and digital platforms such as Vine and Instagram.
 
Massimo Russo 
(Wired Director)
 
 
PREMIERES, TALKS, SCREENINGS, AND WORKSHOPS

Il magico mondo di Olimpia. Instagram e Vine, istruzioni per l’uso: workshop with Olimpia Zagnoli 

L’invasione degli Ultracorti: the best shorts in 15 seconds. With Enrico Ghezzi and Sabina Guzzanti
 
L’italiano medio: talk with Maccio Capatonda
 
Video clip: the new tendencies in music illustrated by images. A conversation with Italian music industry executive Emiliano Colasanti and with the front man of Italian band “I Cani”, Niccolò Contessa.
 
The Pills meet Enrico Vanzina
 
The Jackal meet Salvatore Esposito, protagonist of Italian cult television series “Gomorra”
 
Il grande Mazinga contro Goldrake, screening.
 
The Salt of The Earth by Juliano Salgado and Wim Wenders, screening presented by the directors
 
Non so perché ti odioby Filippo Soldi, screening.  
 
Esercizi elementari by Giuseppe Piccioni, screening. Followed by a conversation with the director and students of the Accademia Silvio D’Amico
 
A te sola by Paolo Magris, screening. Followed by Le avventure di Zoro
 
All the secrets of 3D animation: back to school with BigRock
 
Prima del film by Marco Chiarini and Mario Sesti, screening.  Followed by a conversation with Marco Bellocchio, Paolo Virzì, and Ettore Scola.
My Sister is a Painter by Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri, screening. Followed by a conversation with Virginia, Lisa, and Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri
 
Awards ceremony and screening of episodes from the web series awarded at the Rome Web Festival
 
Funny Puppets Pals by Denis Malagnino, Vittima degli eventi by Claudio Di Biagio, screening. Followed by a conversation with Claudio di Biagio, Luca Vecchi, and Valerio Di Benedetto and the entire cast.
 
Il candidato Zucca, screening. Followed by a conversation with Ludovico Bessegato (director) and Rosario Rinaldo (producer, Cross Productions) and actors attori Lunetta Savino and Bebo Storti

 

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