Sunday, October 26, 2008

ITALY ARRIVES BAYSIDE: PFA—Moments of Truth: Italian Cinema Classics

About a week after New Italian Cinema wraps up in San Francisco, and with appetites whetted for Italian cinema, Pacific Film Archive—in collaboration with Instituto Italiano Cultura di San Francisco—launches "Moments of Truth", their 11-film tribute to the classics of Italian cinema. As Judy Bloch, Publications Director for PFA writes: "Neorealism (the term coined by Italian critics in 1942) is generally acknowledged as the first full-fledged movement for an authentic cinema, a reaction both to fascist Italy's escapist films and the inherent capitalism of Hollywood-style product. But neorealism was a far cry from cinema verité; as lyrical as it was direct, as sentimental as it was polemic, it was, after all, art. Our series celebrates the art in this initial moment of truth and its many inheritors in Italian cinema."

Saturday, November 29, 2008
8:00PM—Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945)

Sunday, November 30, 2008
5:15PM—Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, 1952)

Friday, December 5, 2008
6:30PM—The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
7:00PM—Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)

Saturday, December 13, 2008
6:30PM—The Moment of Truth (Francesco Rosi, 1965)

Sunday, December 14, 2008
6:30PM—Sandra (Luchino Visconti, 1965)

Thursday, December 18, 2008
6:30PM—Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961)

Thursday, December 18, 2008
8:30PM—The Fiancés (Ermanno Olmi, 1963)

Friday, December 19, 2008
8:45PM—Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Elio Petri, 1970)

Saturday, December 20, 2008
6:30PM—Zabriske Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)

Sunday, December 21, 2008
3:00PM—La dolce vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)

Cross-published on Twitch.

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