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Film Classics in 35mm! Print from Italy!

BEFORE THE REVOLUTION

PRIMA DELLA RIVOLUZIONE
Italy | 1964 | Bernardo Bertolucci

BEFORE THE REVOLUTION

Long undistributed in the U.S. and unavailable here on DVD or Blu-ray, Bertolucci’s second feature (made when he was 22) is both auspicious and astonishing—the work of a cinema prodigy. The movie focuses on a young man in 1962 Parma who flirts with revolt and sexual freedom after discovering Marx, but also feels the strong pull of bourgeois convention. Inspired by Stendahl’s The Charterhouse of Parma; music by Ennio Morricone. Has a 93% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Sweepingly romantic…Captures what has rarely been seen on the screen—the extravagance and poetry of youthful ardor.” –Pauline Kael. Imported print! Subtitles. 115 min.

Special admission $14; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $10; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.

Special thanks to Gavin Smith, Quad Cinema, New York, and Marco Cicala, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rome. This screening is dedicated to the late Dan Talbot, whose company New Yorker Films originally released Before the Revolution on film and VHS in the U.S.

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