Auteurs 2015: Bicycle Thieves
CCA and St. John's Film Institute present THE AUTEURS Film Series
Vittorio De Sica: Bicycle Thieves (a.k.a The Bicycle Thief)
As with all forms of art, our understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the great movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.
"A brilliant and devastating film … a heart-tearing picture of frustration … De Sica has laid hold upon and sharply imaged in simple and realistic terms a major -- indeed, a fundamental and universal -- dramatic theme." –Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
This splendid neorealist classic, shot shortly after the end of World War II, follows a man who, his impressionable young son tagging along, chases the man who stole his bicycle through the streets of Rome. As a parable of mobility, class division and fatherhood, Vittorio De Sica’s film remains unmatched, and as a celebration of the bicycle, it’s as timely as ever. (Italy, 1948, 93m, DCP, Corinth Films)
11:00a Saturday July 11 & Sunday July 12; 6:00p Monday July 13