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Film and Media Screening Series: ‘Beautiful Things,’ with Giorgio Ferrero
April 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Film and Media Screening Series will present Beautiful Things (2017) with director Giorgio Ferrero; he will participate in a Q&A after the film.
Beautiful Things is a symphonic documentary journey into our obsessive consumerism. The film follows four men who work in isolation at remote scientific and industrial sites around the world. Like monks, they carry out their daily tasks in silence and solitude inside steel and concrete temples, creating products that will soon enter the capitalist cycle of production, transport, consumption. It won Best Italian Film ARCA (2017).
Giorgio Ferrero is an Italian composer, director, sound editor, and photographer. His sound and visual installations have been shown at venues such as the Museo del Novecento, MAXXI, Biennials in Bordeaux and Lisbon, and the Accademia Gallery in Florence. With Federico Biasin (co-director and director of photography of Beautiful Things, Denoise, and Riverbero) and Rodolfo Mongitore (co-author of the soundtracks) he leads the multidisciplinary studio MYBOSSWAS in Turin. He has composed and produced soundtracks for dozens of films, theatrical performances, and installations.
The Film and Media Screening Series is supported by the Diversity Council, the Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Liberal Arts, and the departments of Film, Media and Performing Arts, English and Communication Studies, and Modern Languages and Cultures.
All screenings are free and open to the public.