Reviews (click on link):

"Did I dream it? I hope not. A great film about the search for meaning" - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

"A small masterpiece" - Lorenzo Ciofani, Cinefilia Ritrovata

"Breathtaking. A powerful testament to the ability of art to make sense of the world" - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

A+ - "Achingly beautiful" - Andrea Simakis, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Spectacular... The film resonates with profound themes that relate to us all" - Matthew Carey, Non Fiction Film

"Lovely and elegiac" - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"A wondrous, art affirming beauty of a film" - Joe Nolan, The Nashville Contributor

"Takes viewers to a place that they've never been before" - Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

NNNN - "An engaging, entirely absorbing watch" - Norman Wilner, Now Magazine

"A fascinating film" - Chelsea Phillips-Carr, POV Magazine

"Truly beautiful... witness a small town do the incredible" - Nick Johnston, Vanyaland

4 1/2 stars - "Like the best art, it reminds us of ourselves" - Alex Dueben, Film Threat

"The most relevant movie at SXSW... packs a punch" - Jacob Hall, Slashfilm

"Fascinating" - Betsy Sherman, The Arts Fuse

5 stars - "Poignant, real, and human...the film's metaphors are plentiful and multi-layered" - Carole Di Tosti, Blog Critics

"A touching look at a town's tradition" - Marcelo Pico, Talk Film Society


Interviews & articles (click on link):

Hammer to Nail - A Conversation with Jeff Malmberg

iNews UK - "The Italian Village that Plays Itself on Stage"

Screen Anarchy - Jeff Malmberg talks "Spettacolo"

Tribeca Shortlist - The "Spettacolo" Director on his Hyper-Real Documentaries

No Film School - SXSW Stranger-Than-Fiction Documentarians on Why Art Makes Life Worth Living

Filmmaker Magazine - 5 questions

Women & Hollywood - Meet Chris Shellen

Creative Capital Blog - Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen Document the Real Power of Art

Los Angeles Times - SXSW Brings Together a Heady Blend of Action, Comedy, and Discovery