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Italy | 1943 | Luchino Visconti


This unauthorized adaptation of James M. Cain’s crime classic The Postman Always Rings Twice was both Luchino Visconti’s debut feature and the first film to be labeled as “Italian neorealism.” Banned and ultimately destroyed by the Fascist government (Visconti retained a duplicate negative), this downbeat drama tells of a drifter who falls in love with the wife of a Po Valley gas station owner, whom they proceed to murder. “Stunning.” –Time Out Film Guide. Subtitles. Imported DCP. 140 min.

Special event pricing $12; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

Note: Special events cost more. Exceptions are noted.