THE CONFORMIST + THE FIFTH CORD

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THE CONFORMIST 7:00 In fascist Italy, a young wealthy follower of Mussolini (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is called on to kill a former college professor, forcing him to examine why he associates sex with violence while coming to grips with his own homosexuality. Adapted from the Alberto Moravia novel, Bernardo Bertolucci’s stunning masterwork boasts an authentic Art Deco design and breathtaking color cinematography. (1970, in Italian with English subtitles, 111 min, 4K DCP) + THE FIFTH CORD 9:05 When a man barely survives a brutal assault, washed-up, whisky-swilling journalist Franco Nero is assigned to the case. Before long, the maniac strikes again, and as the body count rises, Nero is under suspicion himself, making it even more imperative that he crack the case. Thanks to skillful execution, director Luigi Bazzoni and DP Vittorio Storaro turn a conventional premise into a visually stunning exploration of alienation and isolation. (1971, in Italian with English subtitles, 92 min, DCP)