Skip to main content

Maurizio Guarini (of Goblin Fame) Receives Standing Ovation Following Sold-Out Montreal Screening at Fantasia Festival to launch Dante's Inferno Live Cine-Concert Tour



Audiences at the Fantasia Film Festival were treated to a special performance by musician/composer and member of the legendary band Goblin, Maurizio Guarini, who performed a special cine-concert event alongside the legendary 1911 silent film, Dante's Inferno (L'Inferno).

The iconic musician performed a wholly original score alongside a digitally restored version of the film from Cineteca De Bologna in Italy.

The performance kicked off the announce of 2018 concert tour kicking off September 21st, with the first 4 cities announced as:


Friday, September 21, 2018
The Roxy
320 20th St W
Saskatoon SK


Friday, October 12, 2018
Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of art
11610 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH

Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Lyric Cinema
1209 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO

Saturday, November 3, 2018
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 
American Film Institute 
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring MD


DANTE’S INFERNO (1911) was the first-ever feature-length film produced in Italy. A surreal and still-shocking adaptation of the most infamous section of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the film follows Virgil leading Dante through the nine circles of Hell as a framing device for a series of spectacular scenes, striking and unusual visual effects, astounding sets, and a huge cast of extras (often naked or barely clothed). The imagery is suitably Bosch-like in its grotesquerie. Fans of HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES (1922) will find lots to appreciate. DANTE’S INFERNO makes it clear that Italy was leading the cinematic world in bizarre and horrific imagery long before the days of the giallo.

Keyboardist Maurizio Gaurini joined Goblin in 1975 and has been in various line-ups of the band ever since, contributing to numerous classic soundtracks including SUSPIRIA, BUIO OMEGA, and CONTAMINATION. Maurizio was vital to the rebirth of Goblin in the 2000s, including non-soundtrack Goblin releases such as 2006’s Back To The Goblin and 2015’s excellent Four of a Kind. He has performed with an extensive list of musicians and contributed to many other soundtrack recordings, including Fabio Frizzi’s scores for ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND. Maurizio released his first solo album Creatures From A Drawer in 2013 and his score to Anthony D. P. Mann’s THE YELLOW SIGN was recently released on Cadabra Records. When not on tour with Goblin, he performs with his live project the Maurizio Guarini Circle. His solo score to DANTE’S INFERNO was first performed in the framework of the 2nd ISCAD at the University of Toronto in April 2016.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

HALLOWEEN ENDS Trailer

This is Laurie Strode’s last stand.  After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.  Icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first “final girl” and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Curtis has portrayed Laurie for more than four decades now, one of the longest actor-character pairings in cinema history. When the franchise relaunched in 2018, Halloween shattered box office records, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a horror film starring a woman.  Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’

Francesco Simeoni, Director of Content from Arrow, to Head Up Radiance Films for MVD

New distribution company Radiance Films was formed by industry veteran Francesco Simeoni and this month inked distribution deals with MVD Entertainment Group for North America and with Elevation Sales for the United Kingdom and Ireland.  The label will focus on prestige library titles for collector's edition releases on Blu-ray and digital. The label will aim to release 30 titles per year including new restorations and theatrical reissues for select titles.  Radiance is in discussion with multiple licensors about launch titles.  Simeoni, who left Arrow Films recently after twelve years, will be acting as Managing Director.  Simeoni was Director of Content at Arrow and oversaw the company's large slate of releases in multiple territories, including beloved classics like Robocop and Bicycle Thieves.  Simeoni commented, "I am thrilled to be undertaking this new venture and believe there is a large opportunity for a nimble and innovative distributor in the library space. I loo

Following Films Podcast: Jake Wachtel on KARMALINK

Conceived as a way to interrogate processes of neo-colonialism, and highlighting the alienating effects of technological progress, Palo Alto native Jake Wachtel's KARMALINK is a mind-bending tale of reincarnation, artificial consciousness, and the search for enlightenment. KARMALINK will be released in the US Theatrically in major cities and on VOD in the US and Canada on Friday, July 15.