Screening of the documentary film Immaginare from the series The Eyes Change by Walter Veltroni. (In Italian with English subtitles). Followed by Q&A with the director. This compilation of archival footage from RAI features an amazing amount of rare finds, that can shed a light on the relationship between television and culture.

The movie features Eugenio Montale, who slyly says: “I do not have a TV set in my apartment”, but must get one because he has just been appointed Consultant for the Television –and smiles amused by the paradox. Gabriel Garcia Marquez explains that his is not “magical realism”, but simply “realism”. Alberto Arbasino interviews Borges, François Truffaut explains why he wanted to direct Fahrenheit 451; Allen Ginsberg talks with Fernanda Pivano, and Marc Chagall makes an appearance; Interviewd by Carlo Mazzarella, Walt Disney explains the origins of Mickey Mouse, and Ettore Scola sarcasticly predicts “a solid future as an intellectual”.

Walter Veltroni is an Italian writer, journalist and politician, He was Editor in Chief of the newspaper L’Unità , vice Premier, mayor of Rome, Secretary of the democratic party and Premier candidate at the political elections in 2008.

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