Like every year, Il Cinema Ritrovato is not only films: two different exhibition will be set up during the festival. In Biblioteca Salaborsa and at the Grand Hotel Majestic it's already open an exhibition of some pieces from Maurizio Baroni's collection will be exhibited. Sustained by an inexhaustible passion, Baroni collected over 32,000 posters and lobby cards representing over 27,000 titles from 1945 on. In biblioteca Renzo Renzi from july 19th will be set up an exhibition dedicated to the costumist Gino Carlo Sensani.
#Il Cinema Ritrovato 2021
With summer approaching, it's time for the Big Screen of Piazza Maggiore to come back! It will dominate over the centre of Bologna till the middle of August, with all the evening screenings of Sotto le stelle del cinema / Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival.
Take a look at the Big Screen "under construction" in the gallery below (ph. Lorenzo Burlando).
While Netflix launches the second part of the tv series Lupin, with Omar Sy, and Toei animation announces the new animated series of Lupin the third, the character created by Monkey Punch as an Arsène Lupin direct descendant, the gentleman thief comes to visit Il Cinema Ritrovato, too.
In the section dedicated to the Tomijiro Komiya Collection, we will be able to enjoy seven minutes of daring actions with one of the first film appearances of the gentleman cambrioleur, portraited by the Pathé star Max Linder.
He was the teacher and mentor of Buster Keaton. At the beginning of the Twenties, he was the higliest paid actor in Hollywood (5.000 dollar a week!), as famous as Charlie Chaplin himself. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, with his massive phisicality and his unsuspected agility, played a fundamental role in the history of comedy films, until in 1921 he was stroke by a huge scandal, accused to be implicated in the death of a young actress. The subsequent trials demonstrated his innocence, but his career was doomed.
In the section dedicated to the year 1921, Il Cinema Ritrovato 2021 presents the last film of this great performer, Crazy to Marry by James Cruze.
Un nuovo schermo per l’estate bolognese: Sotto le stelle del cinema, la storica manifestazione della Cineteca di Bologna che accenderà lo schermo di Piazza Maggiore nella seconda metà di giugno, si arricchirà anche quest’anno, dopo l’esperienza del 2020 al Centro Sportivo Barca, di una nuova arena, che sarà allestita all’interno del parco della Lunetta Gamberini.