La Bocca del Lupo
Documentary Feature
$10 online or at the door.
Saturday Aug 6, 2011
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music
9:00PMFilm Begins
11:30PMReception at Courtyard
A LIGHT RAIN SHOULD END BY 8PM. THE SHOW WILL GO ON AS PLANNED. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE. YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND BEVERAGES, BUT ALCOHOL IS NOT PERMITTED.

VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
(On the roof)
on the roof and courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
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XO Projects
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Vulture
New York Magazine
IFC
Radeberger

Enzo returns from prison to reunite with his faithful Mary, but all is not as it seems in this one of a kind love story of two outsiders in the underworld of Genoa.


In Italian “La Bocca Del Lupo” means “mouth of the wolf.” It is also the name of the bay of Genoa, as well as being slang for finding oneself in hard times or behind the barred windows of prisons. In his film LA Bocca Del Lupo, Pietro Marcello weaves all these meanings into a cinematically expansive and deeply intimate love story between two unlikely partners and the city where they dream of making a new life together.


THE FILMS

La Bocca del Lupo (Pietro Marcello | Italy | 75 min.)
In Italian “La Bocca Del Lupo” means “mouth of the wolf.” It is also the name of the bay of Genoa, as well as being slang for finding oneself in hard times or behind the barred windows of prisons. In his film LA Bocca Del Lupo, Pietro Marcello weaves all these meanings into a cinematically expansive and deeply intimate love story between two unlikely partners and the city where they dream of making a new life together.

Released from prison for murder, Enzo returns to the back-alleys and red-light districts of Genoa to reunite with his true love Mary--but all is not what it seems for these two outsiders who dream of finding a quiet haven together. One revelation after another unfolds as the course of their affair moves from prison yards, to neon lit-bars, to an astounding interview in the home the share. The result is both a unique tale of commitment and fidelity and an exploration of the violent and tender sides of life in the city’s underworld. Using the audio-tapes that the lovers exchanged during incarceration; contemporary and archival footage that evokes classic Italian cinema; and a narration reminiscent of Proust and Jean Genet, La Bocca Del Lupo blends personal passions and poetic history to create a hymn to love, to memory, and finally to Genoa and the lives of those at its’ margins.

This screening is part of Rooftop Films and XO Projects’ INDUSTRIANCE™ Series about the changing landscape in industry, architecture, agriculture, labor, and related fields. The steel and brick of Brooklyn’s Old American Can Factory, steps away from the Gowanus Canal, provide the perfect setting for the gritty, finely crafted atmosphere of La Bocca Del Lupo.

- Donal Mosher

Out in that Deep Blue Sea (Kazik Radwanski | Canada | 16 min.)
A real estate agent encounters a slump late in his career. Exhibiting questionable behaviour, he struggles to find balance between his professional obligations and personal relationships.

MUSIC

Lullabies for Falling Empires
Lullabies for Falling Empires is a NYC-based collective orchestra. Richard Webb and Carlos Esparza formed the project, featuring strings, guitars, harp, voices, and elecronics, in Seattle in 2009. Performances are accompanied by the hypnotic film and video work of Leo Mayberry (Degenerate Art Ensemble) and Amanda Long (BK based video artist).Their stunning ambient soundcapes show influences including Philip Glass, Johann Johannsson, Sigur Ros, Gamelan, and West African music. Their new CD, Lullabies for Falling Empires No.1, was engineered mostly in one take in a giant wooden barn, and mixed and mastered by long time friend and cohort Jherek Bischoff (Dead Science/Degenerate Art Ensemble)
"...Rolling landscapes and bass heavy cinema with romantic hints at crumbling empires and cities re-imagined."

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