Film programme curated by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Cinema Odeon
Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi.
Admission free while places last.
The Guggenheims, 20th Century Art and the Cinema
The Odeon cinema will be screening four masterpieces of the American cinema. Admission is free and the movies are all in English. Interplay between avant-garde movements in the arts and the American cinema was ceaseless during the postwar era, as we can see in this rich new retrospective devised to coincide with From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections, ranging from the psychedelic counterculture of Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider and the merciless fresco of the world of show biz painted by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in All About Eve, to the young black jazz culture of New York portrayed in John Cassavetes’ Shadows, an unquestioned masterpiece of cinéma-verité, and the glittering yet desolate America portrayed in Elia Kazan’s now legendary On the Waterfront.
Tuesday, 26 April, 20.30
Easy Rider directed by Dennis Hopper (USA, 1969, 94 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles.
Tuesday, 3 May, 20.30
All About Eve directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA, 1950, 138 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles.
Tuesday, 10 May, 20.30
Shadows directed by John Cassavetes (USA, 1959, 79 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles.
Tuesday, 17 May, 20.30
On the Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan (USA, 1954, 108 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles.