INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Cinema Heritage Group – Dublin Ireland

*** FLICKER NEWS FLASH *** 15/02/2011 ***

[ e-Bulletin of the Cinema Heritage Group ]


[1] MT…Event…16/02: Carnival & Cinema Exhibition Launch & Talk
[2] MT…Event…23/02: Silent Movies with Live Piano Accompaniment
[3] MT…Historic Cinema: Unique Art Moderne Rialto Saved
[4] IE…Event…18-28/02: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

………news in brief………

[1] The Cinema Heritage Group presents: Carnival & Cinema – Viareggio meets Malta: Exhibition and Cultural Talks – Launch on 16 Feb. at 18:30 – Salon of the Italian Institute of Culture, St. George’s Square, Valletta – This free exhibition runs until 5 March. – For full details, incl. opening times & the second talk, go to

This exhibition showcases the unique, often cinematically inspired artwork created for the renowned Viareggio Carnival through 55 artistic prints, created between 1966 and 2010. It will be inaugurated by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Efisio Luigi Marras, during a reception at the Italian Institute of Culture, which will be followed by a talk by Dr. Umberto Guidi on the history of carnival and cinema and the surprising cultural ties between Viareggio and Malta.
The Tuscan seaside resort of Viareggio -traditionally linked with Malta- is rich in carnival and cinema history, having hosted movie stars and film crews from the nearby major Tirrenia Film Studio throughout the first half on the 1900s, as well as welcoming Maltese holidaymakers and carnival enthusiasts who have been visiting this Art Deco destination throughout the decades.

[Organised by EuropaCinema Viareggio, Viareggio Carnival, Cinema Heritage Group, Malta International Short Film Festival, Mr. Tony Cassar Darien; Hosted by the Italian Institute of Culture; Supported by Visit Malta, Phoenicia.]

[2] The St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity presents: Two seminal silent movies with live piano accompaniment by accomplished pianist Kris Spiteri. – 23 Feb. at 19:30 – Music Room of the St. James Cavalier Centre, Castille Place, Valletta. – For full details visit

Forming part of a silent movie series this instalment’s titles are: Un Chien Andalou (FR 1929, dir. Louis Bunuel & Salvador Dali, 16mins) and The Seashell and the Clergyman (FR 1928, 41mins).

[3] The Cinema Heritage Group has achieved official recognition of the unique 1956 Art Moderne Rialto cinema in Cospicua, Malta. Due to its significance this heritage property has been awarded Grade 2 scheduling (i.e. listing) by the planning authority MEPA in December 2010, following a thorough survey of the building carried out by the CHG and regular communication with MEPA. Full details to follow in the upcoming issue #042 of The Cinematograph.

[4] The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will showcase a wide range of accomplished films across ten densely packed days. – 17-27 Feb. – 8 cinemas/venues across Dublin – For full details of the extensive programme visit

Themes include emerging filmmakers, Irish premieres, French cinema, documentaries, restored classics, shorts and much, much more. It will further host special events such as a screenwriting panel, a spotlight on directors, a film critics circle and a literary film quiz more. Locations include the 1929 Savoy, the IFI, the Light House cinema, Filmbase and Cineworld.

…………see you at the movies!…………

Cinema Heritage Group

Recording & Preserving Cinemagoing History

| Cinema Heritage Group | Vittoriosa | BRG 1423 | Malta |

| Tel.: (+356) 2166 2291 | Mobile: (+356) 7997 4371 |

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