Florentine filmmaker Giovanni Donfrancesco gave to the people of Barre and their descendants an incomparable masterpiece of human spirituality with his film “The Stone River.” The new film creates a document that immortalizes the profundity of sculptor Giuliano Cecchinelli’s soul.
Shown to the community on November 24 at the Old Labor Hall in Barre, “The Stone River” tells the stories of Barre men and women of the great depression in the voices of the citizens of today. The thoughts expressed by Cecchinelli, spoken in his own voice, create a bridge to both the past and the future in a wholly new way.
This is a film that will stand as a testament to the strength and the heritage of Barre, the people of its past and the generations of the future.
Piero Bonamico, Sr