FORT  APACHE CINEMA TEATRO 

OUT OF PRISON

Fort Apache it has been constituted in January 2014 from the will of Valentina Esposito, author and director, committed for over 13 years in the theatrical activities inside the Rebibbia N.C. jail in Rome.

The project involves professional actors and former prisoners or prisoners under alternative measures (partial freedom, custody to community services, custody in prevention centers of drug abuse, home detention etc..), whom started a path of professionalization and integration in the show business, participating to many theatrical, television and cinematographic productions (among the others "Cesare deve morire" signed by the Taviani bros., "Non essere cattivo" by Claudio Caligari, "Suburra" by Stefano Sollima, "Asino Vola" by Marcello Fonte, "Ombre della sera" written and directed by Valentina Esposito): Alessandro Bernardini, Matteo Cateni, Chiara Cavalieri, Christian Cavorso, Viola Centi, Marcello Fonte, Alessandro Forcinelli, Gabriella Indolfi, Giulio Maroncelli, Romolo Napolitano, Piero Piccinin, Giancarlo Porcacchia, Fabio Rizzuto, Edoardo Timmi, Cristina Vagnoli.

Unique experience in Italy, Fort Apache is the only theatre company composed by former prisoners and prisoners under alternative measures, permanent shelter structure for who has been released, a place of continuation on the path started inside the jail of provenance, point of reference in the delicate transition between reclusion and freedom (also in terms of relapse and prevention of reoffending behaviors), place of formation and specialization in performing arts, preparatory for the social and professional reintegration.

In collaboration with: Directorate of Rebibbia N.C., Surveillance Court of Rome, U.E.P.E. Office of External Penal Execution of Rome.

​Fort Apache workshop, since 2014, is part of the Research and Formations Projects linked to La Sapienza University of Rome and is headquartered inside the Department of Art History and Performing Arts  (ex Vetrerie Sciarra, Via dei Volsci RM).

The group already realized "Tempo binario" (2016-2017) and "Famiglia" (2018-2020) and two documentary film - "Ombre della sera" - (extraordinary participation of Pippo Delbono), movie recognized as cultural interest by the Minister of the Heritage and the Cultural Activities, with the Patronage of the Justice Ministry and Lazio’s Regional Council, with the contribute of Lazio Region, Cinema and Audiovisual fund, Venice Gap-Financing Market, ​ 71th Venice International Film Festival 2014.

"Ombre della Sera" won Award Special Jury Mention to the BAFICI 2016 - Buenos Aires International Festival of Indipendent Cinema, Official Selection; Prisma 2016 – Italian Cinema Review ​by the Unibes Cultural at Sao Paulo in Brasil; RIFF AWARDS 2016 – Rome Independent Film Festival Official Selection; Cairo International Women Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection; SIFF – Sofia International Film Festival 2017 – Out of Competition; Docufilm nominated for the Nastro d’Argento 2017 Award).

"Fort Apache" (2020) directed by Ilaria Galanti and Simone Spampinato and written by Valentina Esposito. Jumping Flea's Production, in association with Fort Apache Cinema Teatro - movie about our Fort Apache Theatre Company through one year of intense work. Actually is the only Italian documentary in competition at the 24th Edition of the SIFF - Shanghai International Film Festival -  and is competing for the Golden Goblet for in the Best Documentary category. The festival will take place from the 11th to the 19th of June and will be screened on the 13th and 19th of June

Are currently on the way the rehearsals of a new production always written and directed by Valentina Esposito.