On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, in collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Foundation and Villa Charities, present the screening of “The Maestro” (Documentary, 75′ – 2016) directed by Alexander Valenti and produced by DocLab.
In Barletta, a small town in southern Italy, a quiet but determined hero has brought to life an entire history of forgotten music. For over twenty years, Francesco Lotoro, a professional pianist, has scoured Europe to discover and record music composed clandestinely in World War II camps. Aided by his wife and a handful of friends, he has archived over 4000 scores, including symphonies, operas, folk songs, liturgical works, and also swing and gypsy music.
From Prague to Krakow, from Rome to Paris, this is the astonishing story of a race against oblivion, where each note sounds like a challenge to the oppressor.
Date: Jan. 29, 2018
Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm
Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura; Consolato Generale d’Italia, Toronto
In collaboration with : Toronto Jewish Film Foundation; Ashkenaz Festival, Villa Charities and Italian Contemporary Film Festival
Place: Spadina Theatre – 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2S7
Entrance : Free