Franca: Chaos & Creation (Franca: Chaos & Creation)


Castro Theatre Wed, Nov 8, 2017 3:45 PM
Film Info
Running Time:80 min.
Invited Guest(s)::Director Francesco Carrozzini
Director:Francesco Carrozzini
Producer:LDM Comunication
Amy Berg (Disarming Film )
Cinematographer:Alexander Dynan
Editor:Asher Bingham
Music:Daniel Heath
Cast:Andre Leon Talley
Azzedine Alaïa
Baz Lurhmann
Bernard Henri-Levy
Bruce Weber
Courtney Love
Daphne Guiness
Donatella Versace
Fraida Khelfa
Franca Sozzani
Francesco Carrozzini
Giancarlo Giammetti
Jeff Koons
Jonathan Newhouse
Karl Lagerfeld
Marina Abramovic
Naomi Campbell
Paolo Reversi
Peter Lindbergh
Valentino Garavani
Valerie Steele


Screened to great acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION is a documentary tribute to Franca Sozzani, the late, groundbreaking editor of Italian Vogue. Her son, director Francesco Carrozzini, creates an intimate portrait of his iconoclastic mother, who died in December 2016, and was a trailblazer in the fashion world. Sozzani was known for her willingness to embrace new styles, championing models of color, and for giving photographers creative control. She was also committed to exploring taboo subjects, in order to shake up the status quo and redefine the concept of beauty. From the ridiculous to the sublime, her astonishing and sometimes controversial magazine covers often broke the rules and set the bar high for fashion. At the time of her death, Matthew Schneier of the New York Times wrote, “Franca Sozzani, under whose 28-year direction Italian Vogue reigned as a daring and often impious iconoclast ... nurtured the careers of those who would become the most important fashion photographers of a generation, among them Peter Lindbergh, Paolo Roversi, Bruce Weber, and especially Steven Meisel.” This love letter from a son to his mother also features interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Baz Luhrmann, and Courtney Love. –Nancy Fishman

Co-presented by Academy of Art University, School of Fashion.

Join us after the film for a Prosecco Reception in the Castro Theatre Mezzanine!
Location: The Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Film Only: General Public $10 (one price only); Film and Prosecco Reception after the film in the Castro Theatre mezzanine: $18

Additional Information

Francesco Carrozzini, born in Milan in 1982, is an Emmy Award-nominated director. Known internationally for his cinematic style in portrait photography, his career started in 2001 at age 19, when he directed a promo for Italian MTV. He has directed short films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos, which have screened at the Venice and Cannes Film Festivals. Carrozzini also pioneered the New York Times Screen Tests, a collection of interviews featuring some of today’s most influential people. He has photographed many well-known people, including Robert de Niro, Kanye West, Naomi Campbell, Angelina Jolie, Michael Bloomberg, Tony Blair, Keith Richards, Beyoncé, and Jeff Koons.