La Vita e Cinema: The Films of Nanni Moretti

La Vita e Cinema: The Films of Nanni Moretti

Wednesday, March 28 - Thursday, April 5, 2012

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“Perhaps the leading cinematic satirist of our time.” – Andrew Sarris

A comprehensive retrospective of the acclaimed Italian auteur, including all his feature films and two of his short films. Special thanks to Rosaria Folcarelli, Cinecitta Luce; Janus Films; Swank; Tamasa Distribution; Marilee Womack, Warner Bros.; Wild Bunch; and everyone at Sacher Films.


I Am Self-Sufficient

I Am Self-Sufficient

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Digital projection "Nanni Moretti's 1976 first feature, shot in Super-8 (later blown up to 16- and 35-millimeter) when he was 22, using his friends as cast and crew, shows that his style... more...



Ecce Bombo

Ecce Bombo

Thursday, March 29 - Friday, March 30, 2012
Moretti in person Fri Mar 30 at 9:30! 35mm print "Italian writer-director Nanni Moretti followed up his 1976 underground hit I Am Self Sufficient with this low-budget 1978 comedy,... more...



Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Thursday, March 29 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
35mm print "In this early comedy, Moretti casts himself as Michele, a filmmaker living with his mother and trying to complete a screenplay entitled—ominously—'Freud’s Mother.' With... more...



Bianca

Bianca

Wednesday, April 4 - Thursday, April 5, 2012
35mm print "Often hilarious... Nanni Moretti wrote, directed, and stars in this 1984 Italian comedy set at an alternative high school so liberal minded that it has a psychotherapist on... more...



The Mass Is Ended

The Mass Is Ended

Tuesday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
35mm print "Don Giulio, a young, idealistic priest is assigned to his first parish after ten years of seclusion on a remote island. Arriving in Rome, he finds his new parishioners have... more...



Palombella Rossa

Palombella Rossa

Tuesday, April 3 - Thursday, April 5, 2012
35mm print "Perhaps the wildest comedy yet from Italian writer-director-actor Nanni Moretti, a European cult favorite—here starring as a water-polo player and communist politician suffering... more...



The Thing (La Cosa)

The Thing (La Cosa)

Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
THE THING (1990, 59 min.) The events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War prompted changes in the Italian Communist Party (PCI), which in 1989 announced... more...



Caro Diario

Caro Diario

Sunday, April 1 - Monday, April 2, 2012
Moretti in person Sun Apr 1 at 5:45! 35mm print "In his eighth feature, European cult figure and comic Italian writer-director-performer Nanni Moretti offers a graceful, charming, funny,... more...



The Opening Day of Close-Up, w/ Close-Up

The Opening Day of Close-Up, w/ Close-Up

Monday, April 2, 2012
THE OPENING DAY OF CLOSE-UP (1996, Moretti, 7 min., digital projection, in Italian with English subtitles) "At his cinema in Rome, the Nuovo Sacher, Nanni Moretti anxiously oversees... more...



Aprile

Aprile

Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Moretti in person Sat Mar 31 at 5:30! 35mm print "More explicitly political than Caro Diario, this again occupies that intriguing territory between reality and fiction as it celebrates... more...



The Son’s Room

The Son’s Room

Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Moretti in person Sat Mar 31 at 7:30! 35mm print "The first half-hour or so of Moretti's Palme d'Or winner deftly paints an unsentimental portrait of an ordinary, almost complacently happy... more...



The Caiman

The Caiman

Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Moretti in person Sun Apr 1 at 3:25! 35mm print "Wittily scripted and lightly played... The film’s interest is fictional delight Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando), a flailing producer of... more...





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