Valentina Cuppone
2 minutes

“O, Captain, My Captain”: Dead Poets Society celebrates 30 years

The 6th edition of Cinema al MAXXI was inaugurated on the 26th of January, one of the most fascinating initiatives of the Roman cultural scene. Curated by Marco Segni and coordinated by Alessandra Fontemaggi, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) will be the setting for a series of projections, meetings, previews and events related to the audiovisual industry. Lasting until April 14th, the different sections tell cinematographic history through a multisensory, multidisciplinary and immersive journey in which the visual experience intertwines with communicative and narrative practice. Worlds, experiences, daily realities, visionary and surreal adventures told through the power of images.

Somewhere between a film festival, an movie marathon and a performance, the event ranges from Italian documentaries and international feature films to exhibitions like Low Form. Immaginari e visioni nell’era dell’intelligenza artificiale (lit. Low Form. Imaginations and visions in the era of artificial intelligence) in which international artists will reflect on the relationship with technology and with its unimaginable and at times strange scenarios. A section will be dedicated to the streets as a space of creation, as a multicultural space where paths cross and clash, a scenario and a privileged point of view of everyday experiences and its expressions. By contrast, the exhibition Paolo Pellegrin. reflects on the relationship between cinema and photographs. An anthology that allows you to admire the works of the photographer that was halfway between reporter and artist.

In this cultural context, it is impossible to miss the recognition of a cult film of the last century. In fact, the film that will be screened on the 27th of February at 9.00pm, on its 30th birthday, is Peter Weir’s “Dead Poets Society” with Robin Williams. Introduced by the Italian voice of the American actor, Carlo Valli, and the actress Chiara Francini, the film will be broadcast in English with Italian subtitles.

A tribute to that dream of freedom, of love for poetry, to that invitation to fight to find one’s voice inside the choir, to that hymn to the possibility of being oneself beyond the constructions and social conventions in which we are inserted and which sometimes suffocate us. A poetic tale that of the Dead Poets Society, in which the final message can also be read as the fundamental mission of cinema. Looking at things through different angles and lenses. To discover that the points of view can always be multiple.

For more information, visit the Museum website and the complete program of the initiative.


Valentina Cuppone

Classe 1982, dopo una laurea in Lettere Moderne si è specializzata in Comunicazione della cultura e dello spettacolo con una tesi sull’ibridazione dei linguaggi e sull’intermedialità nello spettacolo MDLSX di Motus, un assolo di Silvia Calderoni, ispirato al premio Pulitzer 2013 Middlesex di Jeffrey Eugenides, sulla costruzione dell’identità. Ha lavorato come supporto al segretario di redazione del “Giornale di Sicilia” scrivendo articoli per il ciclo “Eccellenze di Sicilia”, mirando a valorizzare ciò che di bello e positivo offre e si può costruire nella sua isola. Per coniugare i suoi interessi umanistici con i linguaggi e l’innovazione digitale, ha collaborazione con il quotidiano online


Share this article