UMBERTO D. / Italy (rescheduled for Aug 27)
JULY 23 AUG 27, 2014 | Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM
UMBERTO D. , 1952, 88 mins. Film begins at sundown.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
JULY 23 SCREENING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 27TH (double feature with the Russian documentary, A Punk Prayer)
A neorealist masterpiece from De Sica (The Bicycle Thief), Umberto D. follows a few days in the life of the title character, a retired bureaucrat: the police break up his pensioners’ strike; a canteen hostess catches him feeding his lunch to his dog, Flike; his landlady threatens him with eviction; a sympathetic young maid reveals she’s pregnant; and pride quashes his attempts to beg in front of the Pantheon. Umberto D. is bursting with life – a heartfelt tale of a man struggling to hold onto his dignity in the face of ageism and a changing, postwar Italy.
LIVE MUSIC – 7PM
Gene Caprioglio and Le Nozze di Carlo
SCREENING – SUNDOWN
RESTAURANT – ALL NIGHT!
Astoria’s own Vesta Trattoria, who will be serving their Italian speciality: Farmers Baked Pasta (Fusilli pasta, gold bar squash, zucchini, crimini mushrooms, herbed ricotta, parmigiano, spiced tomato)
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