Oscar winner Tim Robbins in Catanzaro for the Magna Graecia Film Festival


By John

Tim Robbins from the stage of the Dolby Theater at the Oscars in Los Angeles he arrives directly in Catanzaro where he will participate on August 2nd at the Magna Graecia Film Festival. An exceptional event that will illuminate the stage of the Porto Arena in the capital.
The American actor, director and screenwriter won an Oscar for best supporting actor in 2004 for his performance as Dave Boyle in Mystic River (directed by Clint Eastwood) which marks its 20th anniversary, will hold a concert with his group “Rogues Gallery Band”.
«From the stage of the Oscar awards to the Port of Catanzaro.

Thanks to the Magna Graecia Film Festival another dream comes true. The gallery of Hollywood stars who have graced the stage of our city is enriched with another exceptional name”. Mayor Nicola Fiorita commented. “It will be the unique opportunity – added the mayor – to also discover the profile of the lesser-known Robbins, as a singer and musician, with The Rogues Gallery Band, on a journey to the roots of the American tradition”.
The event, organized by the founder and director of the Magna Graecia Film Festival, Gianvito Casadonteis the first of numerous initiatives announced for the twenty-first edition of the Festival which will be held in Catanzaro from 27 July to 3 August and which presents competitions dedicated to the sections of Italian and international debut works and documentaries, curated by Antonio Capellupo and Silvia Bizio , also responsible for the guests and the international masterclasses of the Festival.
Tim Robbins, in addition to the Oscar awarded by the Academy, was nominated in '96 as best director for Dead Man Walking – Sentenced to death, and also won three Golden Globes, the Sag Award, the Humanitas Award, the National Board of Review, the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for the film “The Protagonists” and was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters.
For 42 years he has been the artistic director of The Actors' Gang, a theater company he founded in 1981, which has staged over 150 productions, winning over 100 industry awards.
The Actors' Gang company has reached and continues to reach thousands of children with its educational programs and its Prison Project, recognized throughout the USA; operates two youth detention centers, two reentry centers and 12 prisons in California and Tecate, Mexico. His latest film, 45 seconds of Laughter, was presented in 2019 at the Venice International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.