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We Are the Thousand Unclassified 15+

Director: Anita Rivaroli
Origin: Italy (2020)
Language: English, Italian with English subtitles

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How do you get the world’s biggest rock band to play in your hometown? Become the world’s biggest rock band.

Marine biologist Fabio Zaffagnini loves rock music – especially the Foo Fighters. In 2015, he devised a plan to lure them to his small hometown of Cesena: he’d recruit a thousand fellow rock fans from around Italy, teach them to play Learn to Fly in sync, record the song live in a field, then upload their performance to YouTube. Forty-five million views later, Zaffagnini had Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s attention. But for the Rockin’ 1000, this was only the start.

Some documentaries are simply joyful – and, after a year that forced us all to approximate togetherness online, there’s something absolutely heartwarming about Anita Rivaroli’s celebration of the shared power of live music, which won an Audience Award at this year’s SXSW. Because it chronicles every step of the Rockin’ 1000’s journey and what it meant to that group of ardent music lovers, the film transcends fan entitlement to become a paean to pure enthusiasm.

“A good-humoured, slyly moving testament to the power of music. If you haven’t got a smile on your face by the end, are you even breathing?” – Flickering Myth


The Music on Film strand is presented by Triple R

In Cinema

Sat 14 Aug 3:00 pm [32092]
The Pivotonian Cinema Geelong
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sat 14 Aug 6:45 pm [19101]
Hoyts 11
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Fri 20 Aug 6:15 pm [26413]
Coburg Drive-In Field 1
Wheelchair Access
Past event

For more venue information and for information about accessible services provided at MIFF this year, please go to miff.com.au/access.

To ensure that MIFF can provide you with the best customer service, if you require any accessibility services that MIFF offers at any MIFF venues, please book your ticket by emailing boxoffice@miff.com.au or by phone on 03 9087 3395.

Online

40474
Fri 06 Aug 9:00 am [40474]
Online
Past event
Featured Subjects
Foo Fighters, Rockin’ 1000
Director
Anita Rivaroli
Producers
Charlotte Uzu, Francesca Portalupi, Simone Catania
Screenwriter
Anita Rivaroli
Cinematographer
Pasquale Remia
Editor
Roberto di Tanna
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Cinephil

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