Tattered Cover Free Classic: Love in the City
Italy, 1953, 90 Minute Running Time
Language: Italian English Sub-Titles
From silent-era giants to screwball geniuses, from noir masterminds to post-war auteurs, this free film- and-discussion series-hosted by Colorado Public Radio film critic (and DFS Director of Education) Howie Movshovitz-invites you to rediscover silver- screen classics. Sponsored by Tattered Cover and Colorado Public Radio. Tickets are free and available ONE HOUR before showtime.
Seven top Italian filmmakers pooled their talents on the omnibus "reality" feature Amore in Citta (Love in the City). The film is divided into six separate episodes; the first of these, "Paid Love", is a straightforward study of prosititution written and directed by Carlo Lizzani. In the second, Michelangelo Antonioni's "Attempted Suicide", several would-be suicides discuss the reasons for their despair. Dino Risi's "Paradise for Four Hours" is a humorous glance at a provincial dance hall. Federico Fellini's "Marriage Agency" finds an investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. Cesara Zavattini and Umberto Maselli's "Story of Caterina" dramatizes the true story of a young unwed mother. And "Italians Stare", written and directed by Alberto Lattuada, illustrates the various "girl-watching" techniques of Italian males. Among the actors particpating in the six vignettes are Ugo Tognazzi, Maressa Gallo, and Caterina Riogoglioso.