Weekend Lowdown: MedFilm Festival, Stanley Kubrick as Photog, Rione Monti Hoopla, & Dancing!

A 1949 shot: Kubrick with showgirl, Rosemary Williams

MedFilm Festival 2012: In its 18 edition, the Mediterranean Film Festival, the main festival promoting European and Mediterranean cinema in Italy, lands in Rome. Films from many countries will be shown, including Algeria, Slovenia, Cyprus, Romania, France, and more. The opening ceremony (invitation only) will take place today, Friday the 19th at 8 PM. The festival goes until the 28th, with many opportunities for you to catch a bunch of films.
Full program can be found here, in pdf format.
Films will mostly be screened at the Casa del Cinema and Instituto Cervantes, with special ceremonies at the Auditorium Conciliazione.
Tickets cost between €3-€4, with a packet of 15 entrances costing ONLY €15.
For more info, check out the festival’s site, offering more info in Italian than in English.

Stanley Kubrick. Photographer: Also opening today, the 19th, is a photography exhibit of famed film director and screenwriter, Stanley Kubrick. The 160 photos exhibited were all taken between 1945-1950, when Kubrick was 17-21 years old, working for Look Magazine. The photos demonstrate an unusual mastery for such a young photographer, and they also show how photography was a stepping stone for Kubrick’s following genius in film.
The exhibit runs until November 25th. Ticket prices go from €4-€9, depending on discounts. The show is hosted at Chiostro del Bramante (a few steps from Piazza Navona), and open everyday from 10 AM to 8 PM. For more info, check out the exhibit’s site.

Ottobrata Monticiana: Everyone head to Monti this weekend, because the hoods-a-rockin! Starting today at 6 PM until Sunday the 21st, the historic area of Rome, Monti, will be celebrated with a program full of concerts (DJ sets too!), markets, shows, and exhibitions! Details and times of all that is scheduled for this neighborhood can be found on the event’s facebook page, or on Roma Capitale’s website. And don’t forget to pop by Mercato Monti (Via Leonina, 46) on Sunday, offering stands with all sorts of vintage, hand made, and one-of-a-kind cool apparel and accessories. For more info check out the market’s site.

Feel like DANCING? Stop by these noteworthy sets:

Friday the 19th:
Main OFF 2012: 9th congress of independent electronic artists at Cinema Palazzo, details.
Tiga & Martyn: electro-mania at Lanificio 159, details.
Balam Acab: “contemporary witch house” at Circolo degli Artisti, details.
Nathan Fake + Mass Prod: electornic music from the UK at GOA, details.

Saturday the 20th:
Discodromo: Italians with a Berlin-DJ sound at Teatro lo Spazio, details.

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