Fulvio Abbate, Silvano Agosti, Otello Angeli, Giulio Andreotti, Adriano Aprà, Nanni Balestrini, Marco Bellocchio, Ulisse Benedetti, Franco Berardi (Bifo), Bernardo Bertolucci, Achille Bonito Oliva, Franco Brocani, Lou Castel, Luciana Castellina, Marina Cicogna, Alvin Curran, Massimo D’Alessandro, Plinio De Martiis, Alberto Dentice, Bruno di Marino, Roberto Faenza, Matteo Garrone, Alberto Grifi, Angelo Guglielmi, Manuela Kustermann, Sergio Lombardo, Uliano Lucas, Luigi Magni, Memmo Mancini, Citto Maselli, Titina Maselli, Giuliano Montaldo, Alberto Moravia, Ennio Morricone, Italo Moscati, Giancarlo Nanni, Renato Nicolini, Valentino Orfeo, Roxana Palma Tacchi, Adriano Panatta, Stefania Parigi, Aurelio Picca, Franco Piersanti, Franco Piperno, Paola Pitagora, Maurizio Ponzi, Enzo Porcelli, Marilù Prati, Marina Ripa di Meana, Gianni Romoli, Ettore Rosboch, Renzo Rossellini, Alfonso Sansone, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Schifano, Ettore Scola, Marco Solari, Rodolfo Sonego, Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, Aldo Tortorella, Augusto Tretti, Alessandra Vanzi, Enrico Vanzina, Carlo Verdone, Lucio Villari
colour & b/w
festivals & awards:
Era Roma is about a magic moment in the city’s history – from 1963, with the founding of Gruppo ’63, and 1979, when the Poets’ Festival was held at Castelporziano – when the Italian capital exerted a magnetic pull on artists who were independent, underground, and freewheeling. It would not come around again. They were artists who sought each other out and used politics to engage with society and change lives, in a season that started with the post-war economic boom and ended in a reaction against the upheaval of the 1968 protests. Stock footage, film clips, and interviews with the leading figures of the day, all collected over the years, make Era Roma the distillation of an amazing, turbulent era when the arts blurred the borders with real life and tried to turn reality into a work of art.