Documentary about Italian village where politics is an artform opens Sept. 6
Producers of Spettacolo are releasing a new trailer for the documentary, just days before the film hits theaters.
Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen directed the story set in the idyllic Tuscan town of Montecchiello, a place where political divisions within the community are resolved through theatrical productions. Spettacolo, which premiered at SXSW back in March, opens September 6 at The Quad in New York City. It opens September 29 at Laemmle's Monica Film Center and Laemmle's Music Hall, both in the L.A. area.
It all happened by chance. We turned our lives into a play.
The new trailer gives a sense of the beauty of the town, the 50 history of its "auto drama" tradition, and some of the local personalities who combine to make the film so charming.
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Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.