CINEMA ITALIANO CLASSICO – MOVIE LINE-UP

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Buon giorno, Amici –

It is our great pleasure to announce this year’s line-up of Cinema Italiano Classico. As in the past, the admission to the theater is free.

This year’s winter series is dedicated to Vittorio Gassman, one of the best and most beloved actors in the long history of Italian cinema.

As usual, Anna will present the three movies featured in this retrospective with all sorts of interesting cultural and historical insights; here, on the other hand, I think appropriate to give you a quick biography of Vittorio Gassman.

Born in Genoa, Italy, from a German father and an Italian mother, Vittorio attended the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica (National Academy of Dramatic Art) in Rome. He started his career in the theater and made his debut in Milan in 1942. He then moved to Rome where he acted in a great variety of plays from bourgeois comedy to sophisticated intellectual theater. In 1946, he made his film debut in Preludio d’amore, and only one year later he appeared in five films. 

In his long life – he died at 77 in 2000 – he acted in many theater plays and in dozens of movies to great acclaim. He received several awards for Best Actor during his long career. He also founded a theater school in Florence (Bottega Teatrale di Firenze), which trained many of the more talented actors of the current generation of Italian thespians. The school closed in 1996 due to financial reasons.

Vittorio Gassman is considered one of the greatest Italian actors and is commonly remembered as an extremely professional, versatile, magnetic interpreter, whose long career includes both important productions as well as dozens of minor films which made him greatly popular.

CINEMA ITALIANO CLASSICO 2015 – MOVIE LINE-UP

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015

IL SORPASSO (1962)

 IL SORPASSODirected by: Dino Risi

Language: Italian with English subtitles;

Color: black & white;

Genre: Comedy.

Synopsis: Bruno Cortona and Roberto Mariani meet by chance as Roberto helps Bruno one day while everything is closed in Rome for the holiday weekend. The two men could not be more different. Thirty-six year old Bruno is extroverted, an excitement seeker who has never really grown up, but is popular because of his exuberance and masculine good looks. Law student Roberto is introverted, controlled and so unsure of himself that he doesn’t really know why he chose law as a career….

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015

C’ERAVAMO TANTO AMATI (1974)                                                                                   (We All Loved Each Other So Much)

Directed by: Ettore Scola;

C'ERAVAMO TANTO AMATI Language: Italian with English subtitles;
Color: black & white;

Genre: drama

Synopsis: Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusions of life. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015

PROFUMO DI DONNA  (1974)                                          PROFUMO DI DONNA      (Scent of a Woman)

Directed by: Dino Risi;

Language: Italian with English subtitles;

Color: Color;

Genre: comedy "Italian Style" (dramatic comedy)

Synopsis: An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every situation, nicknames the youth Ciccio ("Babyfat"), and spends the next few days ordering him about and generally behaving badly in public…..

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All movies are in Italian with English subtitles.  For more information on the movies, please click here for a downloadable and printable poster

FREE  ADMISSION!!!

Fe Bland Theater ▪ SBCC West Campus ▪ 721 Cliff Drive, Santa BarbaraCA ▪DVD

7:30 pm

Doors open to general public at 7:15: Seating limited to 140 seats.

For more information: call 969-1018

Arrivederci al cinema.  Ciao,  Gabriella

                                    

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