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02 March Thursday

Rollercoaster Love with Short Film, Baby X

BowTie Movieland, 1331 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230 United States


Rollercoaster Love (dir. Emanuele Valla)
Certain stories are damn true and love is damn unstable: suddenly it brings you up and then it throws you down at the same speed, slamming you around, makes you want to screa, shaking your stomach... However, you want to try again. Like those tangles of iron, bolts and rails that we call roller coasters, for which we go along sometimes mileage queues. The parallelism between schizophrenia of love and iconic attractions from amusement parks is quite obvious: Rollercoaster Love is about that and the seemingly endless queue crossed by David, yet tried by his "last ride", before returning up on a roller coaster ride.

Narrative Feature - Italy, 1:36:00

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Baby X (dir. Brendan Bradley)
Adapted from the Lois Gould short story, Baby X tells the story of an extraordinary child raised without gender and the community reaction to the parents decision. The story first appeared in Ms. Magazine in July 1972 and quickly became one of the most celebrated and iconic works of the unisex era and has since been republished, adapted and shared across dozens of publications and platforms.

Animated Short - United States, 10:00

Artist Bio

Directed by Emanuele Valla

Born in Parma on 4th April 1983 he obtained a diploma in Directing and Movie Production at Accademia Nazionale Arti Cinematografche (Bologna) in March, 2004. He performed with his own theater company, ArtistiSenzaNome (he is director and president) a new version of the musical "Hairspray”. He also wroten an exclusive Italian adaptation of the lyrics and the book. He has been part of the ensemble and recently he also starred in the role of Corny Collins.

In 2012 he premiered his first full length feature, the comedy Dreaming Alaska, a road movie about life and dreams left for too long in a drawer, written by long time friend and collaborator Dario D'Ambrosio. A “zero budget” operation that attracted various artists of different genres and won eight international awards and is distributed for the home video by Shami Media. Dreaming Alaska also features "Life In a Box", an original song with English lyrics by Valla and co-composed with Vito Lafiandra.His most recent work is "Nobody Knows", 2014, a musical short against bullying, shot with the medium school of Quattro Castella (Reggio Emilia) and won 9 Italian Film Festivals for Schools.


March 2
9:55 pm - 11:35 pm
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Venue Name: BowTie Movieland
Address: 1331 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230 United States

Event Info

Director: Emanuele Valla
Writer(s): Dario D'Ambrosio (screenplay), Emanuele Valla (original story)
Cast: Luca Nucera, Tania Tuccinardi, Elena Curti
Running Time: 100