In 35mm! Film Series : Cinema all'italiana

L'Avventura

The Adventure

1960, Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 143 min. With Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari.

Show Times

  • Sun, Sep 20th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 21st 6:30pm

"Antonioni’s film rewrote the language of cinema, questioning its addiction to storytelling and opening up the possibility for other, more enigmatic and poetic forms of expression." – Scott Tobias, The Dissolve

L'AVVENTURA hit the 1960 Cannes Film Festival like a bombshell--notoriously jeered at its press screening, then vigorously championed by a petition of prominent supporters. Now it is widely recognized as one of the key works in the evolution of modernist cinema. Like Antonioni’s later BLOWUP, it starts out as a mystery story but turns into something else entirely (Antonioni called it “a detective story in reverse”). A yachting party on a rocky Sicilian island leads to the inexplicable disappearance of one character (Massari) and a tenuous liaison between two others--her lover (Ferzetti) and her best friend (Vitti). In Italian with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)

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Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Italian film on any Saturday in September, and get a ticket for the second Italian film that day at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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