All the World's a Stage

All the World's a Stage

Writer/performer Okwui Okpokwasili offers intimate insight into her one-woman show about coming of age in the 1980s Bronx. A hill town in Tuscany prepares to perform its annual theatrical recreation of the life of the village. Residents of contemporary Bisbee, Arizona, re-enact the infamous, labor dispute-related “Bisbee Deportation” on its centennial. Three rigorously intelligent, thought-provoking films—Bronx Gothic, Spettacolo, and Bisbee ’17—that have as their subjects the performance of everyday life… and performance in everyday life.

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All the World's a Stage
  • Bisbee '17

    Directed by Robert Greene | 112 mins | 2018
    One hundred years after almost 2,000 striking immigrant miners in the city of Bisbee, Arizona, were rounded up and ported off to the hostile New Mexico desert, filmmaker Robert Greene returns to the scene of the “Bisbee Deportation” to recruit locals to...

  • Bronx Gothic

    Directed by Andrew Rossi | 91 mins | 2017
    An intense and intimate nonfiction portrait of writer/performer Okwui Okpokwasili on and off-stage as she performs her lauded one-woman show "Bronx Gothic," the story of two 12-year-old girls and the life lessons they learn growing up in 1980s New York Ci...

  • Spettacolo

    Directed by Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen | 91 mins | 2017
    Every summer for some 50 years, residents of the Tuscan hill town of Monticchiello come together to play themselves in the Teatro Povero (“Poor Theater”) di Monticchiello: part public forum, part living newspaper, part amateur theatrical.