Thanks to everyone who joined us at USC on Tuesday 12/9/2014 for Band Pro's exclusive screening of 'Keoma', and our Q&A with Director Enzo G. Castellari.
Special thanks to USC's Alex Aggo, Outside the Box [Office], and Blue Underground for all their support.
The event was held at the Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, in the George Lucas Building of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Band Pro Owner and President, Amnon Band was master of ceremonies. FD Times Editor, Jon Fauer moderated the Q&A discussion with Mr. Castellari.
Those in attendance were provided with a rare look inside the cinematic artistry of one of the true legends of Italian Western cinema. Very special thanks to Enzo G. Castellari for sharing his insights and passion for filmmaking. A truly memorable afternoon was had by all.
About Keoma (1976)
Franco Nero (Django, The Fifth Cord) is KEOMA, a half-breed gunfighter weary of killing as a way of life. But when he returns to his troubled childhood home, Keoma is caught in a savage battle between innocent settlers, sadistic bandits and his vengeful half-brothers. In a wasteland gone mad with rage and pain, can one man massacre his way to redemption? KEOMA is an extraordinary combination of potent symbolism, powerful performances and relentless violence, brilliantly directed by Enzo G. Castellari (Street Law, The Big Racket). Woody Strode (Once Upon a Time in the West), William Berger (Django Strikes Again) and Olga Karlatos (Zombie) co-star in this one-of-a-kind classic that fans and critics consider to be one of the greatest 'Spaghetti Westerns' of all time.
Provided courtesy of Blue Underground. Not rated. Running time: 101 minutes.
Buy Keoma online **here**
About Director, Enzo G. Castellari
Mr. Castellari is known for his work on the original ‘Django’, ‘Any Gun Can Play, ‘Keoma’, and the original ‘Inglorious Bastards’, among many other films. Currently Enzo is in preproduction on a new film starring legendary Spaghetti Western actor (and ‘Keoma’ star) Franco Nero.
Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on the USC campus, the series draws from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.
To view the calendar of screenings, click here.
If you couldn't make it, here's a few photos from the day.
L to R: Amnon Band, Jon Fauer, Enzo G. Castellari, Andrea Castellari