Lutz Becker and Dominic Willsdon, Vita Futurista A new version of Becker's acclaimed film Vita Futurista is being released on the occasion of the 2009 Centenary of Italian Futurism. It covers the story of Futurism from its beginnings in 1909 till the 1930s. The exhibition presented by Tate Modern concentrates on the first phase of Futurism which ended with the death of Boccioni in 1916. The film continues the history of Futurism through its second phase. During the 1920s and 30s Marinetti, in an effort to re-establish Futurism, led a new generation of artists to develop concepts and projects of continuing significance. This new beginning was exemplified in the Manifesto ‘The Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe’ signed by Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero. Fascism eventually usurped the modernising energy of the Futurists, which affected the historical reputation of the movement. Only now, with the distance of time, can Futurism be fully appreciated as one of the most important sources of essential concepts of modern art.