ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - The Extended Director’s Cut of Sergio Leone’s Epic
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Tue, Aug 1, 2017 7:30 PM Event Date Passed

Tuesday, August 1st at 7:30pm

Robert De Niro and James Woods in
The Extended Director’s Cut of Sergio Leone’s


Don’t miss this rare BIG screen showing of the uncut version of Sergio Leone’s epic gangster saga, featuring 22-minutes of restored footage

Sergio Leone’s final and perhaps greatest film, Once Upon a Time in America is a New York gangster saga housed within an intricate temporal construction that shuttles between eras, plunging the characters and the viewer into an ocean of longing, regret, and rumination over what might have been. Robert De Niro and James Woods star as boyhood Jewish friends from the Lower East Side who build a bootlegging empire. Elizabeth McGovern appears as the woman of their dreams (played as a girl by Jennifer Connelly). When this film was originally released in the United States, it was edited down to size and put in chronological order. It was followed by a re-release in a much longer cut that preserved the director’s structure. This new version includes 22-minutes of restored footage. The restored footage has been returned to the film three decades after its theatrical release, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and Louise Fletcher. The latter three are showcased in recovered scenes. (Director: Sergio Leone, Italy/USA, 1984, DCP, 251min)

Restoration funded by Gucci and The Film Foundation.