Schifano and Friends: Anthony Foutz and Ettore Rosboch
28 October 2021 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This conversation and Q&A is part of a broader series titled Schifano and Friends, which explores the relationship and connections between Mario Schifano and the work of other American and Italian artists and intellectuals.
Anthony Foutz, American writer and filmmaker, spent formative years alongside Schifano in 1960s Rome, where the two interacted with major protagonists of the literary, artistic, cinematographic, and musical scene of the era, such as Anita Pallenberg, the Rolling Stones, Marco Ferreri, Ugo Tognazzi, Ettore Rosboch, Sam Shepard. He was the writer-director of Saturation 70, an uncompleted, surreal sci-fi film that still attracts the interest of scholars and fans. His screenwriting has been serving major production entities, including Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Carlo Ponti, Titanus.
Ettore Rosboch, film producer, is among the protagonists of the Italian independent film scene of the 1960s. A close friend of Schifano, he produced the artist’s feature-length film Umano non umano; he collaborated with directors such as Marco Ferreri and Giuseppe Bertolucci, he was behind major successes such as Tu mi turbi (featuring Roberto Benigni) and Non ci resta che piangere (featuring Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi).
Foutz and Rosboch’s conversation with Dr. Francesco Guzzetti, curator of Facing America: Mario Schifano, 1960-1965 will focus on Schifano’s experimental cinematographic production in the 1960s.
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