A few friends, a projector and a store curtain. It doesn’t take much in Milan to recreate the magic of cinema. It’s free and for everyone, an invaluable freedom, after the constraints of the pandemic.
“After two years of closure, explains Lorenzo Alliata Nobili, student and projectionist, I wanted to meet everyone on the street, with no curfews or restrictions. It is a way of breaking down barriers ”.
The idea is simple and the organization of outdoor cinema evenings is not difficult either: everyone is in line to help, supplying food, drinks, technical equipment. The nearby bar provides electricity and chairs:
“It was just an ordinary evening, says Luca Lubrini, a friend of Lorenzo, we were sitting in this bar and, I can’t remember well, but we just wanted to watch a movie. We were about to go home to watch it, but we didn’t feel like going home yet and Lorenzo got the idea to take his projector home and ask the bar owner to use his sockets. running.”
Passers-by stopped, marked the beam of light projected against a shutter. Some joined the spectators, and this meeting became something special.
“U.S. the young ones, adds Lorenzo, we feel the urge to be on the streets, talk to each other and finally have a normal life, a life of real human relationships, rather than Zoom meetings and streaming movies. “
On the street cinema menu, the greatest Italian comedy films of recent decades, in order to satisfy friends, but also strangers, who forget difficult days for an evening.