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Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary portrait explores the breadth of Ennio Morricone’s career, from his early Italian pop songs to the fistful of unforgettable film scores that he wrote. This examination thoughtfully captures insightful commentary from Morricone’s closest collaborators and contemporaries, featuring testimonies from artists and directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Giuliano Montaldo, Dario Argento, Clint Eastwood, Joan Baez, Quentin Tarantino, and more.

Alongside the documentary Ennio, we will be playing three classic films featuring scores by Morricone. Check out: Cinema Paradiso, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and Days of Heaven.

"Morricone’s presence in the documentary is the key element, because by watching him, we understand the sensitive qualities that made him so good at interpreting and augmenting the work of others."
Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle
"In addition to nuts-and-bolts musicology, it offers real engagement with a complicated character, endearingly stubborn and self-effacing, whose inventiveness changed both his chosen field (“absolute” music) and the one, film scoring, he entered only reluctantly."
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

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