That's Italia Gala Cinema Collection​​​​​​​




Event: THAT'S ITALIA! Gala Cinema Collection|

When: 16.11.2012 at 7,00 PM 

Where: Cavalieri HILTON, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resort - Rome Italy -

Located at:  Higest floor of the Hotel at la Terrace Top Flor of Cavalieri HILTON Luxury Hotel

Invited: Only special guest and restricted invited

“THAT'S ITALIA! ” presents a preview of the collection of art works by Anna Laura Millacci: a collection of portraits dedicated to people who have forged the history of Italian cinema throughout the world. A total of 32 original works (created with an unusual pop-art style) portraying the greatest Italian and Italian-American actors and directors, created to uphold the memory of these protagonists who have left us a heritage of images of the most beautiful of traditions and values of our country.
Some of the works exhibited are drawn from photographs providesectiond and authorised by the artists themselves, or by their families, to whom the works will be donated as a tribute to their careers. Through these portraits, the artist has transposed into art the great history of Italian cinema and tradition. The cultural association That’s Italia! Art is proud to present: That’s Italia! Art Collection. A review event on Italy’s film heritage, within which will be presented the new collection by the artist Anna Laura Millacci, transposing into art our film heritage through 32 portraits, in an original POP style of people and characters who have rendered Italian cinema great worldwide. The evening was accompanied by the unique performances of Maestros Olen Cesari and Ruggero Jacovella on the violin and piano, with an overview of classic films from the ‘50s and ‘60s, evoking emotional moments through the characters of the "Dolce Vita". A reminder of the creativity, ability to innovate and the passion which has always distinguished Italian style throughout the world.

Following this first edition, this event will be proposed and re-adapted for international contexts (international film / theatre / music festivals) in countries where a passion for Made in Italy and "That's Amore" exists, and where Italian cinematographic and cultural history still today represents our identity, creativity and excellence throughout the world.
The evening also provided an opportunity to get together for professionals and representatives in the world of cinema, art and academia, including business leaders of Made in Italy.  A private cocktail party followed with a tasting of "La Tognazza" wines by Ugo Tognazzi. Following its first edition, this event will be proposed and re-adapted for international contexts (international film / theatre / music festivals) in countries where a passion for Made in Italy and "That's Amore" exists, and where Italian cinematographic and cultural history still today represents our identity, creativity and excellence throughout the world.

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Gala evening aim

The evening THAT'S ITALIA Gala at Hilton Rome also provided an opportunity to get together for professionals and representatives in the world of cinema, art and academia, including business leaders of Made in
Italy. A private cocktail party followed with a tasting of "La Tognazza" wines by Ugo Tognazzi. Following its first edition, this event will be proposed and re-adapted for international contexts (international film / theatre / music festivals) in countries where a passion for Made in Italy and "That's Amore" exists, and where Italian cinematographic and cultural history still today represents our identity, creativity and excellence.

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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF:


  • City of Rome
  • Region of Lazio
  • La Sapienza University,
  • Department of Communication and Social Research 
  • Rome Cinema Film Festival


The Collection 


PORTRAITS exhibited:

Cinemas:


VITTORIO GASSMAN, UGO TOGNAZZI, MONICA VITTI, SOFIA LOREN, VITTORIO DE SICA, MARIANGELA MELATO, MARCELLO MASTROIANNI, ALBERTO SORDI, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA, MASSIMO TROISI, VIRNA LISI, ORNELLA MUTI, FRANCO NERO,  FEDERICO FELLINI, ROBERTO BENIGNI, DARIO ARGENTO, SERGIO LEONE, ENNIO MORICONE, BUD SPENCER, SANDRA MILO, ALESSANDRO HABER, ADRIANO CELENTANO, CLAUDIA MORI.

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Featured musicians: RENATO ZERO, GIANNI MORANDI, RENZO ARBORE.


Programme of the Gala Evening:

1. Introductory speech by Professor Mario Morcellini, Dean of the Department of Communication and Social Research at the Università La Sapienza in Rome.
2. Opening of the art collection by  artist Anna Laura Millacci , showed in a unique layout in cinematographic style at la Terrace Top Flor of HiLTON.  The suggestive exhibition hall and outdoor landscape for  the collection is designed and prepared  by architects Claudia Sciamanna and Silvia Simeoni.
3. Registration live of a TV episode by Rai Movie for the programme  “Drugstore” presented by Miriam Leone.
4. Presentation of the Gala by Savino zaba (Rai 1) and Giorgia Bongianni.

5. Music by Olen Cesari and Ruggero Jacovella

6. Video Projections of Itaian historical Movies
7. Delivered  of “That’s Italia eXcellence (‘s)” awards to the prestigiuos personality above:
Dario Argento, Ornella Muti, Bud Spencer for Cinema Franco Scaglia, Mariangela Melato for Theatre
Mario Morcellini for Culture
Franco Di Mare for Journalism
Phil Palmer and Olen Cesari for Music 
Sergio Fabio Rotella for Architecture
Ivo Pulcini for Social Commitment
Giuliano Beretta for Technology
Giancarlo Magalli for Television
Milly Carlucci for Show Business
Kaspar Capparoni for Fiction Works
Maurizio Martena for the Environment
Sorelle Fendi for Fashion
Rino Barillari for Photography


Special Thanks to:


Mario Morcellini (Dean of the Department of Communication La Sapienza University, Rome)

Savino Zaba and Giorgia Bongianni: for the direction of the Gala

Carlotta Zampilloni -  Manager SPA Rome Cavalieri Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria
Gianmarco Tognazzi 

David Guido Pietroni
RAI MOVIE
Giancarlo Magalli
Claudio Bucci
Ivo Pulcini
Franco Scaglia
Paola Martini
Lorenzo Di Dieco

Maestro Olen Cesari

Maestro Phil Palmer

Massimiliano Maggio

Ilsap Biopro

Exhibiting artist: Anna Laura Millacci

Special art exhibith guest: sculptor Giovanna Riggi and artist Piera Scognamiglio

Staging and design project: architects Claudia Sciamanna and Silvia Simeoni

Social Media Marketing: communication and editorial catalogue: Dr. Laura De Paolis

Communication and public relations: Francesco Piotti
PR & Talent Management: Emanuela Ferruzzi Palmer (Numa)

Organization: That’s Italia! Art and  Barbara Di Girolamo

Office Press: Francesco Piotti (Comediarting)

Graphics and images coordination: Studio ALM

Video: Rai Movie e Francesca Cantini (Mediaset)

Photo: Umberto Felici

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Sponsor: Cavalieri Hilton Waldorf Astoria Rome

Sponsor: Zetema Comunicare

Sponsor: La Tognazza Amata (winery and eno-gastronomic project by Ugo Tognazzi)

Sponsor: COMUNICARE@ (Cultural Ass.)
Sponsor: Resine Gobbetto (tecnichal sponsor)