Fire at Sea

An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at... Read more

Fire at Sea

Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Year: 2016
Running Time: 108
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Country: Italy, France
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
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Fire at Sea

Cast
Samuele Pucillo
Mattias Cucina
Pietro Bartolo

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Directed by Gianfranco Rosi


An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Nearby, we bear witness as thousands of men, women, and children risk their lives to make the brutal crossing from Africa. Award-winning filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, jolting the audience into a new understanding of what is happening in the region, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.

Reviews

"Five Stars – A masterly and moving look at the migrant crisis."

"Critics' Pick – Impressionistic and intensely absorbing."

"Deliberate storytelling that allows us to consider what documentary can do. It is urgent, imaginative and necessary filmmaking."

"The European migrant crisis has found its cinematic Pietà in Fire At Sea, Italian director Gianfranco Rosi's powerful, at times shocking but also intensely human documentary."

"Five Stars – Fire at Sea is a masterpiece not only of documentary filmmaking but of timely and abiding storytelling. The filmmaker/cinematographer is a master of light, bathing each image with meaning."

"Where journalism leaves off, Fire at Sea begins. It takes a unique documentary filmmaker like Gianfranco Rosi to capture the drama through the periscope of his camera focused on the small Sicilian island of Lampedusa."



Awards

  • Academy Award® Nominee – Best Documentary Feature

  • Winner, Golden Bear, 2016 Berlin International Film Festival 

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Utah Film Center Salt Lake City 1491883200April 11, 2017
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 1491192000April 3, 2017
Manship Theatre Baton Rouge 1490846400March 30, 2017
Videology Brooklyn 1490241600March 23, 2017
George Eastman House Rochester 1489723200March 17, 2017
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier 1489723200March 17 - March 26, 2017
ArtYard Frenchtown 1489122000March 10, 2017
Nickelodeon Theatre Columbia 1488949200March 8, 2017
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1488862800March 7, 2017
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1488603600March 4, 2017
Carlisle Theatre Carlisle 1488603600March 4 - March 9, 2017
Naro Expanded Cinema Norfolk 1488344400March 1, 2017
Ryder Film Series Bloomington 1487480400February 19, 2017
Living Room Theaters Portland 1487307600February 17 - February 23, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1487307600February 17 - February 23, 2017
Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1487134800February 15 - February 18, 2017
Laemmle Music Hall 3 Los Angeles 1486702800February 10 - February 16, 2017
Chalmette Movies Chalmette 1486702800February 10 - February 16, 2017
The Music Hall Portsmouth 1486702800February 10 - February 14, 2017
Cinema Village New York 1486702800February 10 - February 23, 2017
Zoetropolis Lancaster 1486184400February 4 - February 16, 2017
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017
UC Riverside ARTSblock Riverside 1486098000February 3 - February 4, 2017
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017
Plaza Theatre Atlanta 1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017
Wilmette Theatre Wilmette 1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Notre Dame 1486098000February 3, 2017
Princeton Garden Theatre Princeton 1486098000February 3, 2017
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017
Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton Boca Raton 1486011600February 2, 2017
The Public Cinema Knoxville 1485666000January 29, 2017
Sie Film Center Denver 1485493200January 27 - February 2, 2017
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1485493200January 27 - February 2, 2017
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Lincoln 1485493200January 27 - February 2, 2017
Picturehouse Pelham 1485493200January 27 - February 9, 2017
The Underground Cinema Charleston 1485493200January 27 - February 25, 2017
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1485234000January 24, 2017
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1484888400January 20 - January 26, 2017
Cinema Art Theater Lewes 1484888400January 20 - January 26, 2017
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 1484888400January 20 - January 22, 2017
Circle Cinema Tulsa 1484888400January 20 - January 26, 2017


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