Fire at Sea
Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
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 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.
"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."
Academy Award® Nominee – Best Documentary Feature
Winner, Golden Bear, 2016 Berlin International Film Festival
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|Utah Film Center||Salt Lake City||UT||1491883200April 11, 2017|
|University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||Chapel Hill||NC||1491192000April 3, 2017|
|Manship Theatre||Baton Rouge||LA||1490846400March 30, 2017|
|Videology||Brooklyn||NY||1490241600March 23, 2017|
|George Eastman House||Rochester||NY||1489723200March 17, 2017|
|Green Mountain Film Festival||Montpelier||VT||1489723200March 17 - March 26, 2017|
|ArtYard||Frenchtown||NJ||1489122000March 10, 2017|
|Nickelodeon Theatre||Columbia||SC||1488949200March 8, 2017|
|Grand Cinema Tacoma||Tacoma||WA||1488862800March 7, 2017|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1488603600March 4, 2017|
|Carlisle Theatre||Carlisle||PA||1488603600March 4 - March 9, 2017|
|Naro Expanded Cinema||Norfolk||VA||1488344400March 1, 2017|
|Ryder Film Series||Bloomington||IN||1487480400February 19, 2017|
|Living Room Theaters||Portland||OR||1487307600February 17 - February 23, 2017|
|Grand Illusion Cinema||Seattle||WA||1487307600February 17 - February 23, 2017|
|Dairy Arts Center||Boulder||CO||1487134800February 15 - February 18, 2017|
|Laemmle Music Hall 3||Los Angeles||CA||1486702800February 10 - February 16, 2017|
|Chalmette Movies||Chalmette||LA||1486702800February 10 - February 16, 2017|
|The Music Hall||Portsmouth||NH||1486702800February 10 - February 14, 2017|
|Cinema Village||New York||NY||1486702800February 10 - February 23, 2017|
|Zoetropolis||Lancaster||PA||1486184400February 4 - February 16, 2017|
|Laemmle Royal Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017|
|UC Riverside ARTSblock||Riverside||CA||1486098000February 3 - February 4, 2017|
|Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym||San Diego||CA||1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017|
|Plaza Theatre||Atlanta||GA||1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017|
|Wilmette Theatre||Wilmette||IL||1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017|
|DeBartolo Performing Arts Center||Notre Dame||IN||1486098000February 3, 2017|
|Princeton Garden Theatre||Princeton||NJ||1486098000February 3, 2017|
|Gateway Film Center||Columbus||OH||1486098000February 3 - February 9, 2017|
|Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton||Boca Raton||FL||1486011600February 2, 2017|
|The Public Cinema||Knoxville||TN||1485666000January 29, 2017|
|Sie Film Center||Denver||CO||1485493200January 27 - February 2, 2017|
|Lake Worth Playhouse||Lake Worth||FL||1485493200January 27 - February 2, 2017|
|The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center||Lincoln||NE||1485493200January 27 - February 2, 2017|
|Picturehouse||Pelham||NY||1485493200January 27 - February 9, 2017|
|The Underground Cinema||Charleston||WV||1485493200January 27 - February 25, 2017|
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