L’estate di Martino is a modern day fairy tale that softens the shades and darkness surrounding the mysteries tied to tragic events that happened in the summer of 1980: the Ustica tragedy on June 27th, and the bomb attack at the station of Bologna on August 2nd. These episodes form the backdrop for a love story between Martino and the beautiful Silvia and speak of a friendly relationship with Captain Clark - a soldier stationed in an American base in the Mediterranean. The relationship helps them face the ghosts of their pasts.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks travels America in search of the soul of legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino who was brutally silenced by memory stripping brain surgery. Tracing his remarkable ascent from the depths of amnesia, back to the peak of artistry, Broks explores the nature of memory, self, creativity and the brain systems underlying personal identity. Filmed throughout the US in 2006 and 2007 the film features Delmar Brown, Red Holloway, John Patitucci, Les Paul, Joe Pesci, Carlos Santana and Pete Townshend.
The silky-smooth sounds of Al Martino fall under the spotlight in this specially recorded concert. Martino's story is one of rags to riches; he began life as a bricklayer in his father's construction business before gaining fame and selling millions of records. Recorded in the 1970s, this show features Al at the top of his game. Among the songs performed are "Volare," "Speak Softly Love," "Spanish Eyes," "Here in My Heart" and many others.
Hungarian TV Movie