The screen was set up, audience was coming, the projector needed something we could put it on (problem solved thanks to our tripods/bins/whatever else..) and the generator seemed to be able to overcome the effort of 3 whole movies.
9.00 pm - screening started!
to please the local kids we started with a short estonian animation movie with english subtitles... the viewers managed to get through the green bear's "tricks".
The effort required by the generator started to increase, from 10 min to a half-an-hour documentary about moks ten-years activity; the crowd, after a long working day, started to feel the effort and so we saw the first ones leaving the place towards the 'headquarter'.
Nevertheless it was quite interesting seeing the work done by moks groups and especially we discovered peculiar characters in moks community, from the 'artist grandpa' to 'rockstar cook'.
after the success of this preliminary phase of moks film festival, the so much expected moment has come, Nanni Moretti is coming to Moksville with his 'Dear Diary' that, for the occasion, will become 'Dear Moksville'.
Everything seemed set, people (or those who have not left yet) are waiting impatiently, although kids couldn't keep up, however we think they would have left soon anyway.
Little check on the generator, setting up subtitles, and go!!
On the Vespa scooter through the streets of an empty Rome during August passing by historical and popular neighbourhoods...
Viewers keep decreasing predictably, while unexpected ones start to show up (bugs, mosquitos and possibly ticks)
After almost a hour, after visiting the suburbs of Rome and the place of the tragic departure of Pasolini, we leave the Vespa to take the ferry towards the island of Lipari.
we have to admit that the subtitles, although quite thorough, left out some dialectical details, but the very substance of the arrival of Moretti to Moksville remains..
As Nanni Moretti arrives in Stromboli, at 3/4 of the movie, a strange sound came from distance... a few seconds and suddenly the bad news... crack!!
Darkness . The generator, tired and sleepy almost as we were, could not resist the two hours and a half of the movie night, the crowd began to grumble, but eventually gave up and accepted that the unexpected can happen, even in Moksville.
We just had time to close and cover the cinema screen, light up a fire and postpone the rest of the movie to the next screening night...
In any case Nanni Moretti goes to moksville, hoping to come back again.
(Alberto, Daniela, Gabriele, Luca, Selene - italian visitors)