Narni. Le Via del Cinema, 28th edition of the review of the restored film

From 1 to 6 August 2022 the city Narni (TR) will host 28ma edition of Narni. The streets of the cinemaRestored Cinema Review, directed by Giuliano Montaldo And Alberto Crespi and organized on the initiative of Narni municipality in cooperation with The Foundation for the Experimental Center for Cinematography – National Film Archive and with International School of Comics in Rome.

The restored cinema is the main character. Also this edition will offer a rich selection of recently renewed films that are shown every night from kl. 21.00 on the large canvas set up in Public park “Bruno Donatelli”. of Narni, a free access.

Narni. The streets of the cinema it is now the “dean” of festivals dedicated to film memory: it began showing restored films long before the major world festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice) also opened sections of “Classics”. The restored cinema is art, science, history, memory. Also this year, Narni will synthesize these disciplines by offering the public restored classics from Italian film. It is a way of keeping alive the memory of an art – the cinematic – that has made Italy a model for all the world’s cinemas.

While waiting for the program for this release, The streets of the cinema announces the titles of the show dedicated to children. As for several years now, a parallel exhibition of comics on the big screen will be proposed every evening, starting at 21.00 in a side wing of “Donatelli” public park.

The following will be screened from August 1: Detective Basil by Ron Clements, John Musker, David Michener and Burny Mattinson; Fievel lands in America by Don Bluth; The road to Eldorado by Don Paul and Eric Bergeron; Brisby and Nimh’s Secret by Don Bluth; Totò Sapore and the magic story of pizza by Maurizio Forestieri; A bug’s life – Megaminimondo by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton (co-director).

Prior to the screenings, there will be activities at laboratorystories and readings.

From this year the collaboration between International School of Comics in Rome and Le Vie del Cinema review.

The International School of Comics, the industry leader in graphic and visual arts training, offers its students and students training activities each year that provide the opportunity to relate to projects for external clients. It’s for boys and girls important experiences with personal and professional growth which the school attaches particular importance to.

With this goal, the idea of ​​collaborating with Le Vie del Cinema was born, an event that since 1995 has tried to improve the cinema and increase public awareness of the use of films who has written Italian film history, proposed in a restored version.

The involvement in this project concerned the third year classes of illustration and graphic design courses it under the coordination of the responsible teachers Sandro Mattioli And Franco Marconideveloped the communication strategy for the event.

The boys and girls worked together to make it happen the exhibition’s new graphic designwhich produces a range of related materials that will serve to promote the event and enrich its visual layout.

The end result involves a number original illustrationsfrom the artistic adaptations of the posters for the 6 films in the program to the portrait of the directors and the director, which will be exhibited at the venue where the event takes place, and coordinated graphic materialdesigned for effective and efficient communication.

The works produced by the comics school’s students will also flow into the official catalog of Le Vie del Cinema, which is proposed annually to document the event.

It is therefore about an important opportunity for aspiring designers, artists and female artists to offer their professionalism, to have a real experience in the field and show off their talent.

The expressive languages ​​of cinema, drawing and design come together in a unique project, which has the advantage of investing in the creativity of young professionals who connect their training with the history of great Italian cinema.


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Bonifacio Pontonio – Boni, for the many friends and admirers of his works as a visual artist and graphic designer – was born in 1948 in San Marco, Lamis, in the province of Foggia. He leaves Puglia early and indulges in a natural urge for research and a curious spirit that has never left him and which he passes on to generations of new professionals in visual communication.

He debuted in the world of comics in the late 60s with Supergulp And Play Comix, shoulder to shoulder with Franco Bonvicini (Bonvi) and Guido De Maria. In 1979 he designs Sydens Avis, the first color newspaper in Italy, directed by Giuseppe Fava. Later, he devoted himself exclusively to graphic design and the design of visual identity systems for large companies and institutions.

One of the most important professionals in this field, he lives and works in Milan, Paris and Rome. He is entrusted to companies and organizations such as the press agency Ansa (whose image he created and edited for three decades), Eni, Confindustria, Alitalia, Rai, Engineering, Paysages Possibles. His passion for film and interest in social communication led him to Narni, where he has been designing the picture of The streets of the cinemareview of the restored film directed by Giuliano Montaldo and Alberto Crespi.

His didactic activity is intense in higher education centers such as IED / European Institute of Design, Enrico Cogno Communication Studies Center, Faculty of Architecture at La Sapienza University. That’s what Stefano Cipolla remembers, a former student who is now the weekly magazine’s art director The Espresso: “He loved all his students, almost as if they were a single entity, growing from year to year, from decade to decade, and giving himself to them without reservation. He taught rigor and professionalism: Everything had to be designed in the best possible way, whether it was a calendar, a logo or a magazine. And above all, he taught the enthusiasm for a profession that he almost came across by chance, and which later became a fundamental and essential part of his nature.

For years, he photographed streets, suburbs, buses and subways, books and bookstores, monitors, mismatched shoes and objects brought from the sea. Boni is an artist of visual communication, engaged between intuition and design, measurement and experimentation, humanity and nature. For him, photography is also a critical eye and social commitment. The images of a Leica or a Canon must speak of a world that is changing rapidly, between contradictions, confusion and hopes of not being betrayed, especially when colored with generosity and utopia. Boni is a searching artist, he reads a lot, especially works by naturalists, philosophers and artists. His works from recent years “shout” with strong colors and are inspired by Chromethe wonderful book – remembers Boni – written by Derek Jarman in Dungeness, a stone’s throw from a nuclear power plant. “

In 2020, he moves with all his visual history to Narni, the place he loves and welcomes him with love. He died in Perugia on February 26, 2022.

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