Cine-concerts in Piazza Maggiore and in Piazzetta Pasolini

On Monday, June 26th, on the ‘most beautiful cinema screen in the world’, Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore, the most enthralling visual symphony on the concept of revolution will shine once again: Battleship Potemkin by Sergej Ejzenštejn, with Edmund Meisel’s original score performed by the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conducted by Helmut Imig.
On Wednesday, June 28th, King Vidor’s The Patsy will also be screened. A sensation among the last of the American silent comedies and a compelling testing ground for the talent of Marion Davies, it will be accompanied by Maud Nelissen’s score performed by The Sprockets.
A rousing evening on Friday June 30th with the master of deadpan comedy Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. The masterpiece was restored as part of the Keaton Project and features a score written and conducted by Timothy Brock and performed by the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
The search for lost time, which captivated audiences in recent editions, continues in Piazzetta Pasolini. Three screenings using carbon projectors: Nikolaus Wostry of the Austrian Film Archive will present a program of films screened using a vintage hand crank projector; the Austrian guitarist Florian Kmet will accompany Die kleine Veronika by Robert Land; and finally, Addio giovinezza by Augusto Genina, accompanied by Daniele Furlati on the piano and Franck Bockius on drums.

Photo: Battleship Potëmkin by Sergej Ėjzenštejn (1925)


Cine-concerts in Piazza Maggiore
9:45 PM. Free entrance


Saturday, June 24th

À propos de Nice (1930) by Jean Vigo

Music by Stephen Horne & Frank Bockius  


Monday, June 26th

La Roue (1923, prologue) by Abel Gance 

Original music by Arthur Honeger performed by Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna directed by Timothy Brock – World premiere

Bronenosec Potëmkin (1925) by Sergej Ejzenštejn

Original music by Edmund Meisel performed by Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna diretta da Helmut Imig


Wednesday, June 28th

The Patsy (1928) by King Vidor

Music composed by Maud Nelissen and performed by her group The Sprockets


Friday, June 30th

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) by Buster Keaton

Score composed by Timothy Brock and performed by Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna


Cine-concerts in Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini
10:15 PM. Free entrance

For reservations (from June, 23rd): – 051 2195333


Sunday, June 25th

Addio giovinezza (1918) by Augusto Genina

Accompanied by Daniele Furlati (piano), Frank Bockius (drums), Filippo Orefice (saxophone and clarinet)


Tuesday, June 27th

Die kleine Veronika (1930) by Robert Land

Accompanied by Florian Kmet on guitar.

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Thursday, June 29th

Carbon-arc Projection

[Ein K.U.K. Feldkino-Zug während des Ersten Weltkrieges] (1916) 

Holland in ijs (Holland in Ice, 1917) by Willy Mullens

DAS BACCHANAL DES TODES (1917) by Richard Eichberg

Zwei blaue jungen (1917) by Alwin Neuß

[De petroleumbrand te Vlissingen: een overzicht van der ruïne] (Petroleum Fire in Vlissingen: a Survey of the Ruins, 1917)

Azione della R. Marina nel Golfo di Trieste (1917)

Accompanied by Donald Sosin (piano) and Frank Bockius (drums)