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Ugo Tognazzi: A Film Series



Ugo Tognazzi: A Film Series

This year's appointment with classic Italian cinema at the legendary Castro Theatre will pay a tribute to Italian icon Ugo Tognazzi. As an actor, director and screenwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian Cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi invented and popularized the commedia all'italiana, a genre mixing comedy and melancholy,­ that swept the box office in Italy from 1960 to 1970.

Presented by Luce Cinecittà and organized by Cinema Italia San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute, with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco.


Saturday, April 27

10:00am Property is No Longer a Theft | Dir. Elio Petri (1973, 127 min, Cinecittà 35 mm, Titanus)

12:45pm Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man | Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci (1981, 116 min, Cinecittà, 35 mm, Warner Bros)

3:30pm In the Name of the Italian People | Dir. Dino Risi (1971, 102 min, Cinecittà 35 mm, Rialto)

6:30pm La Cage aux folles | Dir. Édouard Molinaro (1978, 97 min, 35 mm, Park Circus, French and some Italian with English subtitles)

8:30-10pm The Big Feast Party

10:00pm La Grande Bouffe | Dir. Marco Ferreri (1973 129 min, Cinecittà 35 mm, Drafthouse)

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In preparation for the film series, the Italian Cultural Institute is screening Portrait of My Father (2010, 85min, in Italian with English subtitels), directed by Ugo Tognazzi's daughter Maria Sole. The film is an affectionate tribute revealing the complicated brilliance of Ugo Tognazzi, both as a famous actor and as a family man, through rare home movies, film clips and on-set footage, and warm and witty remembrances by his children Ricky, Gianmarco, Thomas, and his close collaborators Mario Monicelli, Ettore Scola, Michel Piccoli, Laura Morante, Valeria Golino, among others.

Free Admission | RSVP Required

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 6:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F


Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: From 10:00 am To 10:00 pm

Organized by : Cinema Italia SF & IIC SF

Entrance : With fee


Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St