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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dino Risi Retrospective to Open at MOMA - NYC on December 14

In nome del popolo Italiano (In the Name of the Italian People)
It's great to see the beautiful classic cinema of yesterday still relevant and being shown to new audiences across the globe. Last month, I saw Fabrizio Corallo's captivating documentary film, Dino Risi Forever at the Rome Film Festival. Now, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is set to host a three-week retrospective of the Italian maestro's work.

The retrospective is the product of a collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and will open with the new 4K restoration of his beloved 1961 hit Il sorpasso (The Easy Life). According to MOMA's website, the retrospective will feature newly restored 35mm prints of 14 other Dino Risi films, including Belle ma povere (1957), The Widower (1959), and Scent of a Woman (1974). Additionally, the retrospective will premiere recently rediscovered documentaries that he made in the wake of World War II. The films are Neorealist portraits of life on streets in the northern region of Lombardy and the southern city of Naples between 1946 and 1950. The lineup will also include Risi's lower-profile films such as Love and Larceny (1960), March on Rome (1962), The Thursday (1966), and In the Name of the Italian People (1971), all presented in 35mm archival prints.

Visit MOMA online to view the complete schedule and to buy tickets.

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