Welcome one and all to the 1st Annual
Galileo School Summer Film Festival
Please mark the dates on your calendars and come with us on a fantastic journey
to discover the wonder and magic of the cinema
We asked filmmaker Bill DiPietra to design a summer curriculum for our
school that would serve as a great introduction to the study of film. We thought it
would be fun for lots of people to watch the movies separately but come together afterwards
online to discuss the films as a group. So after you watch the films come back to
http://www.TheGalileoSchool.com to share your feelings, opinions and reviews.
Bill DiPietra will join the discussion. Come and ask questions, explore
ideas, and have fun! You can find all the movies on Netflix and Amazon.com/vod.
We hope you will join us.
JULY: The Magic of The Silent Era
These are films that were made when the motion picture industry was still
in its infancy. One can really learn the grammar of filmmaking by watching these
because they are told the only way any film should be told: visually.
Watch the films below and join the discussion all week long July 14-21st.
• The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Dreyer
• Biograph Shorts – D.W. Griffith
• Landmarks of Early Film Parts I & II– The Lumiere Brothers, Georges Melies, etc.
AUGUST: The Foreign Film
A good starting place to begin exploring films from all over the world. Open your mind to new
adventures in storytelling with these three classics.
Watch the following films then join the discussion all week long August 24th-31st
• The Bicycle Thief – Vittorio De Sica
• The Seven Samurai – Akira Kurosawa
• Ballad of a Soldier – Grigori Chukhrai
Bill DiPietra founded Richmond Productions, Inc. in June of 2007. Its mission is to create meaningful, thought-provoking short films in the spirit of master filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergei Eistenstein, Roberto Rossellini and many others.
PASSION is Richmond Productions, Inc.’s first production. It premiered at the 4th Annual Columbia Gorge Film Festival and earned the Best “Shortest” Experimental Film award. ‘Passion’ was also a 2011 Platinum Reel Award Winner for Experimental Film and was most recently presented at the Nashville Film Festiva, 2012. It’s about to start a University touring run around France and Spain as an official selection of the 2012 Cannes Independent Film Festival.