Friday 5 July 2019, 21:00 - 22:30
Summer at MAXXI - Extra Doc Festival.

Il venditore di colori

MAXXI square – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserver for myMAXXI card holders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it, by the day before the event

Balthus, Renato Guttuso, Jim Dine, Cy Twombly, Mario Schifano, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi and Mimmo Paladino, all great names of contemporary painting. What do they have in common?

Memmo from the “Ditta Poggi”, the most famous art supply shop in Rome, in Via del Gesù, near the Parthenon. Working since 1962, when he was 18 years old, not only has he become the “alchemical traveller” supplying the painters, but also their confident, their friend and a fan of their creativity.

The documentary by Daniele Costantini (Italy 2019, 62’), with lighting by Maurizio Calvesi, recounts the life of Memmo, an integral part of the capital’s painting tribe.

With
Daniele Costantini documentary’s director

In collaboration with Fondazione Cinema per Roma/CityFest and Biblioteche di Roma.
Winner of Best Original Italian Documentary award within the Extra Doc Festival – curated by Mario Sesti – during Cinema al MAXXI.