We Are the Thousand

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Italy
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Musicians & Performers
Popular Culture
European Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Anita Rivaroli
Producer(s):Simone Catania
Executive Producer(s):Francesca Portalupi
Writer(s):Anita Rivaroli
Editor(s):Roberto di Tanna
Thomas Krag
Cinematography:Pasquale Remia
Sound:Antonio Giannantonio


Artscapes: Creative minds, artistic pursuits and inventive filmmaking

The spirit and culture of rock 'n' roll can always be traced back to the fans. For a group of Italian friends, their passion for this genre of music sparked a novel idea: they put a call out to gather a thousand musicians to play music together, in hopes of coaxing the iconic band Foo Fighters to come perform a concert in their small town. One of the most curious and ambitious "band wanted" signs ever turns out to be a bigger success than its organizers dreamed. The Rockin' 1000 group's collective rendition of "Learn to Fly" goes massively viral, catching the eye of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl himself. What started out as a shot in the dark ends up creating literally the largest rock band in the world, showcasing just how much music can unite and bring joy to all those who are willing to listen. Gabor Pertic

Co-presented with Italian Trade Commission and Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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  • exclaim"A charming, innocent story about just how far a group of musicians will go to make their dream come true."

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