Cinema and art in Florence

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florence artFrom 23 to 26 November in Florence “Lo Schermo dell’arte” (The display of art), a film festival dedicated to contemporary art, will be held. This is the second edition of a festival growing up for the quality of its contents.

“Lo Schermo dell’arte” has been set at Odeon cinema with the presence of great names like Alfred Jaar and Mark Lewis and important directors. All cinema and art lovers who want to combine participation in festival and a small holiday in Florence, this year for the “50 Days of International Cinema in Florence” can take advantage of special rates activated in agreement with B&Bs, hotels, restaurants and tourist guides associations.

“Lo Schermo dell’arte” is curated by Silvia Lucchesi. It presents documentary filmmaker and art critic Ben Lewis, who tells us  the secrets of the contemporary art market, Martin Scorsese, who said that cinema has influenced the work of two Cubism masters as Picasso and Braque.

Then the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, on the set of Peppermint, her first film presented at the Venice Film Festival 2009. Finally, a tribute to Luciano Emmer, who died recently, proposing the new edition (2000) of his Picasso made in 1954, and many movies where protagonists are artists like Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Georges Rousse.

Another diamond is the projection of Megunica, a special documentary about a travel in South America of the italian great street artist Blu.