Films selected by Francis Alÿs: Prova d’Orchestra

Films selected by Francis Alÿs: Prova d’Orchestra

Originally made for Italian television, this final collaboration between director Federico Fellini and composer Nino Rota presents the orchestra as metaphor for the world at large. A documentary crew films a rehearsal that violently erupts into a mutiny against a tyrannical maestro before the players regain their ability to work together.

Running time 70 minutes; 35mm. 

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Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee. Hammer lectures are supported in part, by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.