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Viva Italia! Italian Film Series:Night of the Shooting Stars

Thu Mar 16 2017

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Take a winter vacation with directors Bertolucci, Rossellini, Monicelli and the Tavianni Brothers, and actors Anna Magnani, Giulietta Masina and Dominique Sanda. On a night when wishes come true, a Tuscan village resists the Nazis; a woman (Ingrid Bergman) embraces the life force of Italy; a country girl (Stefania Sandrelli) yearns to be a star in Rome; a man (Marcello Mastroianni) enters a world dominated by women. Films in Italian with English subtitles. Once again, we team with Festa Italiana to celebrate classic Italian cinema.

Via the viewpoint of a six-year-old girl, the Taviani brothers transform a chapter of Italian history, which they lived as youths, into a poetic legend. A Tuscan farming village challenges their Nazi occupiers as liberating American forces draw near. With Omero Andonutti, Margarita Lozano. Digital restoration, 107 min.

Other Films in this Series

Thu Jan 12

Rome, Open City

Thu Jan 19

Europe 51

Thu Feb 2

Voyage in Italy

Thu Feb 9

The Passionate Thief

Thu Feb 16

I Knew Her Well

Thu Feb 23

The Conformist

Thu Mar 2

Padre Padrone

Thu Mar 9

City of Women

Thu Mar 16

Night of the Shooting Stars

Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.

A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show, at 7:25 pm, at the auditorium entrance for $9 (cash/check only).

The film series is generously supported by the Bagley and Virginia Wright Endowment and The Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Film and Education Endowment. Additional support provided by David and Catherine Eaton Skinner and Aron Michael Thompson.
Photo: Embassy Pictures/Photofest