Programme

WE ARE THE THOUSAND (WE ARE THE THOUSAND – L’INCREDIBILE STORIA DI ROCKIN’1000)

Anita Rivaroli

Italy , 2019 / 78 min / Italian OV with English subt. / Documentary

Collaboration Den Atelier / Kinepolis Premiere

 

A thousand musicians gather to pay tribute to The Foo Fighters and convince them to play in a small Italian town.

In 2015 a group of Italian friends gathered 1000 musicians from all over Italy in Cesena to play “Learn to Fly”, the famous Foo Fighters' hit, with the aim of convincing the band to come and play in the small Italian town. The video of the performance, recorded after only one day of successful rehearsals, was seen by more than 45 million people on YouTube – among them Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. This was just the beginning of the adventure of the biggest rock band on Earth. We Are The Thousand is the story of how the world’s largest band came to be: over nineteen thousand musicians, amateurs and pros from every age group and social background, united by one passion, rock’n’roll.

We Are The Thousand tells the incredible, inspiring story of how an idea of a virtuous community can positively influence every single member, encouraging them to pursue their dreams while giving the best they have to offer. A feelgood film about pipe dreams, pluck, and perseverance.

Screenings
Tue 09/03 19:00 Kinepolis Kirchberg IT OV with EN subt. Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00003275

“Anita Rivaroli excels at finding that one person in a million. Someone confesses in front of the cameras that music has stopped them taking the wrong path in life. ‘If paradise exists, this is how I imagine it’, enthuses another.” Camillo de Marco, Cineuropa, 22/10/2020

Cast & Credits
Cast 
The Thousand, The Ambassadors, Foo Fighters, Marco Sabiu, Fabio Zaffagnini
Screenplay 
Anita Rivaroli
Cinematographer 
Pasquale Remia
Sound 
Antonio Ginnantonio, Andrea Lepri, Andrea Tiraferri, Niccolò Bosio, Davide Santoiemma
Music 
Giorgio Giampà
Production 
Indyca
Coproduction 
Les Films d'Ici, Rockin’1000, New Lanark
Distribution 
Cinephil
Biography

Anita Rivaroli is an independent Italian screenwriter and director. After studying communications, she turned to filmmaking and graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome. She directed her first short, Quell’estate al mare in 2012. Since 2015, she has mainly written for television. We Are The Thousand (2020) is her first feature documentary.

Filmography
  • 2020 – We Are The Thousand
  • 2012 – Quell'estate al mare (short)