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Portland: Cinema Italian Style



Portland: Cinema Italian Style

Masterpieces of Italian neorealism

A selection of Italian Neorealist films to complement the Portland Art Museum’s lavish exhibition of postwar Italian fashions, featuring such masters as Antonioni and Fellini and including the classics La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday. After the Second World War, Italian neo-realism emerged as the most appreciated cinema in the world. The great films of Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, and Vittorio De Sica turned eyes to Italy and set the stage for a new generation of filmmakers looking beyond the gloom and economic tragedy of the era and towards the issues and opportunities of modern industrialised society. The Portland Art Museum’s exhibition, “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945”, provides the inspiration for this survey of iconic Italian and Italian-set classics from the 1950s and 60s. During this era, Italian fashion, and everything from Italian thought, attitude, and automobiles to food, design, and Vespas, influenced audiences, filmmakers and culture worldwide—especially in the United States. A legacy of alluring films, directors, and stars timelessly endures, still providing inspiration and an unmistakably Italian vision of pop culture cool. Free admission for Portland Art Museum members. Please visit this page for more information.


Date: Friday, March 06, 2015

Entrance : Free