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RETROPERSPECTIVE - The Commercial Years 1995-2015



RETROPERSPECTIVE - The Commercial Years 1995-2015

With: Sean Oko Lennon, Waris Alhuwalia, Paz de la Huerta


Retroperspective is a survey of media work created by Michele Civetta over the period of 1985-2015. Spanning a gamut of work ranging from early Avante Garde short films to acclaimed advertising spots for an array of international brands. The program highlights music video works with Lou Reed, Yoko Ono, Edward Sharpe, Ladytron, Sean Lennon, Mgmt and more; including rare photo stills and short films that have screened internationally from the Cannes Film Festival to Beijing, Rome and other art institutions. Mr. Civetta has carved out a career on the threshold of art and commerce subverting form and content in a post modern blitzkrieg of imagery and representational meta-narratives. MICHELE CIVETTA After completing the award winning short film After the Fall as an undergraduate at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Michele Civetta signed a production deal with bi-coastal HKM Productions / Directors Bureau. Since that time he has helmed numerous projects for an array of commercial clients. Civetta has also directed music videos for a spectrum of recording artists such as Lou Reed, Sparklehorse, Ladytron, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros and Yoko Ono. In 2006 Mr. Civetta opened up his own production company Quintessence Films with partner Manu Gargi to produce commercial, video and film projects. First up, Mr Civetta wrote, produced and directed an ambitious and critically praised musical feature for Sean Lennon's Capitol Records release Friendly Fire starring Lindsay Lohan, Asia Argento, Carrie Fisher & Devon Aoki. Civetta is currently in pre-production on a film based on the international bestseller Coin Locker Babies in Japan.


Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015