N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events - New York, November 14-21

Mister Wonderland by Valerio Ciriaci

Expired November 21, 2020 5:00 AM
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“Mister Wonderland” recounts the remarkable story of Sylvester Z. Poli, a humble artisan who emigrated from Italy to America at the end of the 19th century — only to become the greatest theater impresario of his time. The film chronicles his journey from rural Tuscany to the bright lights of the Roaring Twenties, revealing how a migrant’s ingenuity shaped the movie-going experience as we know it. Crossing continents and generations, “Mister Wonderland” sets out to find what remains today of Sylvester’s theaters and the communities they used to serve.

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  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    Italy, United States
  • Director
    Valerio Ciriaci
  • Producer
    Produced by Awen Films In collaboration with Infinity Blue, Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema With the support of Fondazione Paolo Cresci per la Storia dell’emigrazione e italiana, Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca With the support of Programma Sensi Contemporanei Toscana per il Cinema Fiscally sponsored by Independent Filmmaker Project
  • Cinematographer
    Isaak J. Liptzin
  • Editor
    Andrea Fumagalli
  • Animator
  • Sound Design
    Luigi Porto