By Center for Italian Modern Art
The third film in our Staging Injustice Film Series, Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949) is directed by Giuseppe De Santis and stars Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman, and Doris Dowling.
Synopsis (via IMDB):Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder.
OTHER SCREENINGS IN THE SERIES:
Thu., Mar 24, 6pm: Bronte: cronaca di un massacro che i libri di storia non hanno raccontato (Liberty). Directed by Florestano Vancini (1972).
Thu., Apr 7, 6pm: Gli ultimi (The Last Ones). Directed by Vito Pandolfi (1963).
Thu., Apr 14, 6pm: I compagni (The Organizer). Directed by Mario Monicelli (1963).
Thu., Apr 28, 6pm: Acciaio (Steel). Directed by Walter Ruttmann (1933).
Thu., May 12, 6pm: Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers). Directed by Luchino Visconti (1960).
Thu., May 26, 6pm: Nuovomondo (Golden Door). Directed by Emanuele Crialese (2006), with an introduction by Anthony Tamburri.
Thu., Jun 9, 6pm: Sacco e Vanzetti (Sacco & Vanzetti). Directed by Giuliano Montaldo (1971).
For more information visit the CIMA event page.
421 BROOME STREET, 4TH FLOOR
New York, NY 10013
Event Date: Mar 17, 2022
Event Time: 6:00PM
Event Duration: 2 hours
$5 – $10 pp
In-person live event