Cinema Classic Series: The Bicycle Thieves

bicyclethief460Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4:30 pm Johnson Center Cinema


Cinema Classic Series: Bicycle Thieves

Italy, 1948. 89 min
Dir: Vittorio De Sica

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Film and Video Studies is excited to present a new screening series in collaboration with its course FAVS 225 - History of World Cinema.  The Cinema Classic Series is a rare opportunity to see classic film on the big screen!

In post-WWII Rome, Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) finds his bike is stolen on the first day of a much needed new job. He explores the streets of working-class Rome with his young son, Burno (Enzo Staiola) in a desperate attempt to track down the thief. Filmed in the streets with a largely non-professional cast, Bicycle Thieves has come to epitomize Italian Neorealism in cinema masterpiece that the New York Times called "brilliant and devastating."