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Inferno Screening and Live Score

Directed by Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan & Giuseppe De Liguoro
65 min | unrated

The 1911 Italian silent film L’Inferno, loosely adapted from the first canticle of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, was the first full-length Italian feature film ever produced. To celebrate its 100-year anniversary, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival present a CineConcert featuring the groundbreaking silent film with a live musical score composed by Maestro Maccagno and performed by Stefano Maccagno (piano) and Furio Di Castri (double bass) at the historic Music Box Theatre.


headshot: Stefano MaccagnoStefano Maccagno (piano) is the official composer of the National Cinema Museum of Turin, for which he has composed and orchestrated the music for numerous silent cinema masterpieces including Cabiria, Royal Tiger, and more. He has collaborated as soundtrack composer with the Italian National Film Archive in Milan and is the official pianist of the Cabiria restoration project, which has accompanied at Cannes and Berlin film festivals as well as in cities around the world.

headshot: Furio Di CastriFurio Di Castri (double bass) recorded his first album in 1973 and has played as sideman with Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Walter Davis jr, and more. From 2012 to 2016 he was the artistic director of Torino Fringe Jazz Festival (TJF Fringe). He has recorded over 200 albums – 20 as band leader – and has performed around the world including in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

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Sunday, October 9, 2022

Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613


This event is free and open to the public.


Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or rap access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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