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Demoted Masterpieces

BICYCLE THIEVES

aka THE BICYCLE THIEF; LADRI DI BICICLETTE
Italy | 1948 | Vittorio De Sica

BICYCLE THIEVES film still

“A masterpiece…the most universally praised movie on earth since WWII.” So said The Village Voice at one time about Vittorio De Sica’s heart-wrenching classic, the pinnacle of Italian neo-realism, which finished among the 10 best movies of all time in Sight & Sound’s 1952 and 1962 “greatest films” polls. Shot on location in postwar Rome with non-professional actors, the film tells of a long-unemployed man who, accompanied by his young son, scours the city for his stolen bicycle, desperately needed for his new job. Subtitles. DCP. 89 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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Thursday 10/6
Sunday 10/9
8:40pm
6:30pm
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