Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

“Jonathan Demme has crafted yet another superb document of musicians at work, one as much about creation–and the sources of inspiration–as it is about performance. This is a wonderful film, as in it’s full of wonders”—Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice/LA Weekly. In his latest film, Oscar and MIFF Midlife Achievement winner Jonathan Demme (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, STOP MAKING SENSE) follows his musical passions to Naples, Italy to document an extraordinary gathering of world musicians, led by Enzo Avitabile, the Neapolitan multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter whose past collaborators include James Brown and Tina Turner. One of the world’s great directors tells us not just about the thrilling music of a singular artist who fuses Neapolitan, folk, world music and jazz, but also of a city, Naples, with all of its treasures and contradictions, and of an amazing world music meeting place—the Mediterranean—as Enzo creates astonishing new music with collaborators from all over the world, including Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, Naseer Shamma, Daby Toure and Trilok Gurtu. Music and a movie you will never forget in a true musical and cinematic CELEBRATION! Unrated. In English and in Italian with English subtitles. 80 Min.