Cleveland, Ohio isn’t exactly the cutting edge of, well, anything except maybe health care, so if Matteo Garrone’s Reality is coming here (and it is; yipee!) check for it in your city.
Reality is about a guy who is obsessed with the Italian version of the TV show “Big Brother”. The star of Reality is Aniello Arena, who couldn’t attend the premier at Cannes because he’s serving a life sentence for murder and only was only able to work for Garrone through a work release program. Italian directors have a real talent for finding the right actor for the part, wherever they may be!
I’ll be at the Cedar Lee Theater for Reality! Let me know if you’ll be there, too.
Starring: Aniello Arena Loredana Simioli Nando Paone Graziella Marina Nello Iorio
Official website: http://www.oscilloscope.net/films/film/80/Reality
Release Date: 5/3/2013
Location(s): Cedar Lee Theatre:
Address: 2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Transit: Cedar Rd & Lee Rd
Synopsis: REALITY is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control.
“Its striking opening sequence,” writes Geoff Andrew for Time Out London, “shot from a helicopter as a horse-drawn golden coach makes its way through the traffic of the suburbs beneath Vesuvius, finally arriving at a wedding of ostentatious opulence and vulgarity—sets everything in place: the preference for long, sinuous sequence shots, the painstaking attention to mood and detail, an impressive, almost epic sense of scale.”