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Film Screening, The Great Beauty (2013)
November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Great Beauty (142 minutes) by Paolo Sorrentino is an art drama told from the perspective of a 65-year-old journalist and theater critic who wanders among various social events in Rome and reflects upon the beauty of the City’s history in contrast to its modern-day inhabitants. It won Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2014. In 2016, the film was ranked among the 100 greatest films since 2000 in an international critics’ poll; and The Daily Telegraph described it as “a shimmering coup de cinema”.
This film will be presented as part of KinoSaito’s free-admission Fall 2022 Italian Film Series cosponsored by Verplanck’s Italian heritage community on Fridays, October 14, November 11, and December 9, starting at 6 pm. For all film shows, guest speaker Michael Cramer, PhD, Sarah Lawrence College Professor of Film History, will present pre-screening introductions and facilitate post-screening discussions. Dr. Cramer specializes in teaching Italian Cinema History and Cinema in the Digital Age, among other courses. He is the author of the book, Utopian Television: Roberto Rossellini, Peter Watkins, and Jean-Luc Godard Beyond Cinema (2017). Dr. Cramer earned his PhD, MA, MPhil at Yale University.
This film series was generously cosponsored by Let It Shine, in celebration of the Paradise Restaurant, Angie’s Delicatessen, and 100 years of the Mt. Carmel Feast; Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in celebration of its 100th anniversary; and the O’Mara & Carpentieri Funeral Home. All presentations are free, but due to limited seating, require advanced registrations.