A Special Event!
France, Italy, West Germany | 1976 | Bernardo Bertolucci
Last shown at the Cinematheque in 1991, this is the complete, uncut, 5¼ -hour version of Bernardo Bertolucci’s sweeping and sensuous historical saga that chronicles 45 years of Italian political history and class struggle. (Part 2 will show at 6:45 tonight after a one-hour dinner break.) Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu star as childhood best friends born in 1901. One is a wealthy landowner’s grandson and the other a peasant, so their lives move in dramatically different directions during the five decades through the end of WWII. 1900 was Bertolucci’s follow up to Last Tango in Paris, and it’s an ambitious, gorgeous epic teeming with lyricism, sex, violence, and nostalgia. The all-star supporting cast includes Burt Lancaster, Sterling Hayden, Donald Sutherland, Dominique Sanda, and Stefania Sandrelli. Vittorio Storaro did the shimmering cinematography and Ennio Morricone composed the lilting music.
Total 311 min. (158 min. + 153 min.) Rated NC-17; no one under 18 admitted! In English. 35mm color print from Paramount Pictures. Special admission (to the whole film) $12; Cinematheque members and CIA I.D. holders $9; age 25 & under $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.
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General Admission: $9
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7