Monday, June 09, 2008

ITALIAN CINEMA—Instituto Italiano di Cultura Dario Argento Film Series

Continuing their Tuesday evening DVD screenings throughout the Summer, the Instituto Italiano di Cultura kicks off the season by paying tribute to the recent release of Dario Argento's The Mother of Tears with a mini-retrospective of Dario Argento films, all shown at 6:30PM in Italian with English subtitles, at the Italian Cultural Institute, 425 Washington Street, San Francisco (415/788-7142). You can't beat the price; admission is FREE!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Profondo Rosso (Deep Red, 1975)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
La Sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome, 1996)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Non Ho Sonno (Sleepless, 2000)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Il Cartaio (The Card Player, 2003)


Peter Nellhaus said...

I encourage you to see Deep Red on the big screen. Even the cut and dubbed version I saw when the film first played in NYC impressed me with the imagery. Were I in SF, I would also want to see The Stendahl Syndrome on the big screen if just for the scene of Asia Argento getting literally lost in a painting.

Maya said...

Peter, I couldn't agree with you more about Deep Red, Argento's lustrous riff on Antonioni's Blowup. I caught it some years back on the Castro screen and was blown away by its vibrant visuals.