Esperienza Pepe in Collaboration with Positive Magazine is organizing the closing party of the 75th Edition of the Venice Film Festival. The event is presenting the music performance of Hard Ton. The event is reserved to the members. To get your membership follow the link in the event.
To all participants we will give a free copy of Positive Magazine (issue 2 or 3 till we run out of them).

The Pepe Experience was born thanks to a collaboration between the association Biennale Urbana and the Agenzia del Demanio. Thanks to the permission to use a public space for a temporary use, dismissed in 2000 by the Italian Army (Battaglione Lagunari), in may 2018 started a first phase to regenerate the space with new installations inside the huge inside court and the surrounding spaces.

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Thanks to the collaboration between the Architecture Studio Encore Heureux (Curators of the France Pavilion at the Architecture Venice Biennale), the collectives Camposaz, Le Bureau Baroque, Collectif ETC, Parasite 2.0 and ATZ (Agreements to Zinedine), VER-V have been realized new facilities inside the military compound giving a new use prospective.


ABOUT Hard Ton:
HARD TON are the italian duo with a larger than life disco sound and a surprising love of metal. Fused together in 2008 from the musical loins of DJ Wawashi and heavy metal singer Max, Hard Ton met online through a site for hirsute loving – though very quickly it became clear their relationship was to be based on a mutual love of music. Finally meeting in person at a party in 2009, over some cherry wine and musings of future hopes and dreams, they solidified their vision. Sylvester-styled falsettos conjure up memories of smoky dancefloors during the heady days of Hi-NRG, which combined with a contemporary sound of accelerated beats and screaming acid basslines, shows a nod to the past can result in a slap across the face for the present. Using analogue and vintage gear, from the 303, 606, 707, Oberheim DMX, Korg Monopoly, MS20, Prophet 5, the music is as organic as synthetic music can be, their equipment living and dying by its own unpredictable rules.

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ABOUT Form of Expansion (opening DJ)

Born in Venice,1992. Co-founder of One Thousand. In love for Detroit and Raw House, taking music as a tender and wild voyage.

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Vanessa Redgrave will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 75th edition of Biennale del Cinema, yet her interview in the conference room focused on immigration and her childhood years.

Recently she directed a documentary, Sea Sorrow, trying to shake people’s consciousness on the painful theme of refugees. Sadly she reported how limited the affluence to the cinemas was: “In Milan they watched it more than in Rome, I really wonder why” she said in fluent italian, without the faintest shade of sarcasm.

Refugees’ cause is something she truly relates to: her childhood years were marked by the conflict. She felt “shipwrecked” on an island far away from her home and family, yet her effort goes back to those years, she says “since I was a kid I understood that I wanted to help. I would wear my rubber boots, my helmet and hold a stick as a rifle”. WWII years were certainly tough, even more on a kid – she addressed to her generation as “war-children”: who, better than she, would be able to empathically understand the pain refugees have been enduring? “Governments have lost the sense of reality” she added.

Her interview was less focused on her career and more on her story, which so clearly connects to the narrative of evacuated people. Nevertheless she gave a glimpse on how she got introduced to acting: “My cousin loved theatre; he had a paper-cut model of a stage with moving figures. When he was six he wrote a play for me. We wanted to collect money for the Royal Merchant Navy, so we would have people pay to watch us. I forgot what I was supposed to say, so my cousin said ‘Ladies and gentlemen, Vanessa has ruined everything. That’s how my first performance went.”

On the prize she refused, many decades ago, she said “I love facts. I didn’t refuse an honour from the Queen, I refused it from Blair: the man who took our country on war on a lie”.

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The Venice Film Festival is ready to start a new edition (Venezia75) and like in the past years the opening movie looks promising: we speak about “First Man”, directed by Damien Chazelle, well known in Venice for “La La Land“.

Alberto Barbera, Venice Film Festival looks excited to have the movie in competition: “It’s a real privilege to present for the first time the new movie directed by Chazelle. It’s a fascinating and original movie, if we compare it with other epic movies of our times and it’s a prove that Damien Chazelle is a great director, one of the most important one in the american industry”. The movie produced by Universal Pictures (and also con-financed by DreamWorks Pictures) and it’s a great sign that the Venice Film Festival is taking back its place as the most important festival in the world (Sorry Cannes!).

The film features great actors such as Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke and Claire Foy and speaks about one of the key events of our recent past: the Apollo 11. It’s a movie which explores the costs and sacrifices of Armstrong and the United States in one of the most dangerous mission in the world back at the time. This year it’s the eve of the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11, one of the events which has been featured many times at the cinema: but probably thanks to Damiene Chazelle, we should be ready for something totally new and exciting.

Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle. Steven Spielberg, Isaac Klausner, Adam Merims and Singer executive produce. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.

The official Line up of the Festival will be presented in Rome the 25th of july, but there are in these days a lot of rumors about the movies that will be included in this 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival. So far this is what we heard about:

1) The sister brothers by Jacques Audiard

2) Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino

3) Roma by Alfonso Cuarón

4) My beautiful boy by Felix Van Groeningen

5) Peterloo by Mike Leigh

6) White by Yann Demange

7) The favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos

8) Shadow by Zhang Yimou

9) Sunset by Jamison M. LoCascio

10) My brilliant friend produced by HBO and directed by Saverio Costanzo which is based on the books by Elena Ferrante.

Stay tuned for more infos about the Venice Film Festival on Positive Magazine. You can ceck our previous coverage of the last edition here