The place is coming. Bologna and the cinema Movie theater

Bologna through the gaze of filmmakers and writers, who spoke of its drive towards the future, generosity, dark moments and the ability to resist and propose itself as a symbol of progress and creativity. On July 11 at 21.45, on the big screen under the stars of Piazza Maggiore, which for thirty years has lit up the world’s most beautiful cinema, we are there with “The Square That Comes: Bologna and the Cinema”. A century of cinema in Bologna for a history made up of encounters, symbolic places that have built a fantasy and the value of memory for a city that is always at the forefront, utopias Bologna, always on the streets and all.

Bologna is the city of the left, the massacre at the station, the university, young people and DAMS, but the heart of the story is the incredible ability that this city has always had to stand up and keep fighting to make its voice heard, a capacity which always and in any case is expressed with the desire for culture. And then there is the music of yesterday and today, Lucio Dallas’ rhythm, which joins and merges with the Rolling Stones, Beatles, The Doors or Elton John in a single universal song. Bologna, an empty chair, a story and the importance of telling it, to understand how much the world can be observed and told from a city in central Italy.

With interventions from:
CARLO LUCARELLI at Parco della Zucca – Museum of the Memory of Ustica
WU MING 1 and WU MING 2 at Margherita Gardens
RENATO DE MARIA in via Marsala
CESARE CREMONINI at Piazza Santo Stefano and at Dall’Ara Stadium
SILVIA GOSPEL in via Cartoleria
ENRICO PALANDRI under the foyer of Galvani High School and in via del Pratello
GIAN LUCA FARINELLI in piazzetta Pasolini, in front of the Lumière cinema
GIORGIO RIGHTS to the park Monte Sole

and by:


Piazza Maggiore

D’Accursio Palace

Piazza Nettuno (memorial to the fallen partisans)

Basilica of San Luca

Via the Matteotti Bridge (Bologna Central Station)

UNDER THE STARS OF CINEMA – Bologna – Piazza Maggiore – July 11 at 21.45

Broadcast on RAI MOVIE
July 11 at 23.15

Broadcast on RAI 5
August 2 at 19.30

Alessandro Bignami (Bologna, 1971) is a screenwriter, film and television screenwriter, editorial consultant and documentary author. Writing, making and selling reality cinema in the age of art (Rom-Bari, Laterza, 2011). Since 2012, he has been the author and director of in-depth cinema and fiction programs for Rai Movie and Rai Premium. In 2016, he directed And came the man – A Dialogue with Ermanno Olmi, presented in the Venezia Classici section of the 73rd Venice Film Festival. In 2019, he wrote and directed Colpiti al cuore, a documentary about film and armed struggle in Italy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Piazza Fontana massacre, which was presented at the Torino Film Festival and competed for Nastri d’Argento. In 2020, he made Torino 20Venti – Stories from Another World about Turin, the city of the cinema, presented at 38.TFF

Katia Nobbio (Florence, 1975), who has always been passionate about film, has for 21 years collaborated with the Venice Biennale on the organization of the Venice International Film Festival. She was the author of radio, web and television programs dedicated to the improvement and promotion of Italian culture in the world for Rai International from 2001 to 2011, she collaborated with the web editor at Rai Storia and joined Rai Movie in 2012 to deal with cinema news. Among the documentaries produced by Rai Movie, he collaborated on The Taste of Freedom. Cinema e ’68 by Giovanna Ventura, presented at the Turin Film Festival in 2018 and Beyond the hall. The film’s words on public television by Giovanna Ventura, presented at the Rome Film Festival and winner of the Silver Ribbon in 2020.

Luca Postiglioni (Rome, 1986) began working for television and cinema in 2008 as a video editor. One of the first major works he made was backstage in Giuseppe Tornatores’ film “Baaria” in 2009. For six years he was involved in the editing of television programs and film trailers. From 2013, he began collaborating directly with Rai, first as a video creator, then as a director. He is still the director of the current affairs program Movie Mag, which is broadcast on Wednesdays on Rai Movie, and of the specialties dedicated to the major Italian and international film festivals. He collaborated on the production of the documentary film produced by Rai Movie “E ‘better that you think yours” dedicated to maestro Franco Lorenzoni, presented at Rome Film Fest in 2019.


Written by Alessandro Bignami and Katia Nobbio
Directed by Luca Postiglioni
Curated by Alessandra Clementini
Executive Producer Gianluca Russo
Editing Valeria Biclungo
Graphic design by Marco Cannella
Collaboration by Federico Bonelli
Nationality Italy
Production year 2021
DCP format, color and b / w
Duration 62 ‘

Thanks to:

Cineteca and Bologna
Emilia Eastern Authority for Parks and Biodiversity
Duse Theater
Bologna Museums Institution | MAMbo
Museum in memory of Ustica
Rai Teche for their good cooperation

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