Mark Kidel is a documentary filmmaker and writer specializing in visual and performing arts whose most recent work, Becoming Cary Grant (presented at Cannes 2017) has achieved a wide international echo. The review Voices from the afterlife produced by AngelicA, has already presented in the last years two documentaries, Something Rich And Strange - Portrait Of Contemporary Composer Iannis Xenakis, and Ravi Shankar: Between Two Worlds.
This year, on the occasion of the 73rd birthday of Robert Wyatt, and the 2018 edition of ART CITY Bologna, AngelicA - Music Research Center in co-production with the Cineteca, invited the director to present three of his other films, two of which translated specifically and in national premiere: Free Will and Testament: The Robert Wyatt Storyand two of his titles dedicated to famous visual artists, Balthus the Paintercombined with Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart. Both screenings will be introduced by director Mark Kidel together with curator Walter Rovere.
CENTRO DI RICERCA MUSICALE / TEATRO SAN LEONARDO Sunday, 28 January – 6pm
ROBERT WYATT homage to Robert Wyatt on the occasion of his 73rd birthday: 28 January 2018
Free Willand Testament: The Robert Wyatt Story di MARK KIDEL (Gran Bretagna 2002, v.o. sott. it, 68’) - Italian première with Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno, Alfreda Benge, Noel Redding, Hugh Hopper, Phil Manzanera, Annie Whitehead, Paul Weller screening and conversation with the director Mark Kidel
As part of OMAGGIO A MARK KIDEL| Robert Wyatt, Balthus, Bill Viola (28 January + 2 February 2018)
AngelicA – Centro di Ricerca Musicale in coproduzione con Cineteca di Bologna curated by Walter Rovere