Vic Skolnick Tribute - Guest Speaker: Italian cinema expert Irene P. Eckert
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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, Jun 2 12:00 PM


Vic Skolnick Tribute


Sunday, June 2 at 12noon

$12 Members | $17 Public
Guest Speaker: Italian cinema expert Irene P. Eckert
Join us for a celebration of Cinema Arts Centre co-founder and visionary Vic Skolnick featuring a rare 35mm screening of Mario Monicelli's moving tale of a deceptively mild-mannered professor, wonderfully played by the legendary Marcello Mastroianni, who organizes a textile workers strike in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Italy.
A bearded and bespectacled Marcello Mastroianni gives one of his finest, most sincere performances in this rousing, up-with-the-people paean to resistance. He stars as a deceptively mild-mannered professor hiding out from the law in turn-of-the-century Turin, where he becomes the rabble-rousing leader of a local textile factory strike, a tense standoff between the haves and have-nots that threatens to tear the community apart. Comedy maestro Mario Monicelli brings a dose of compassionate humor to the proceedings, resulting in an engaging, profoundly human portrait of social struggle. Also starring Annie Girardot and Renato Salvatori. (Italy, 1963, 130 min., NR, Italian with English subtitles | Dir. Mario Monicelli)