1979, 142m, 35mm, Italy/U.S.

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Screened November 24–26, 2017

Newly widowed American opera singer Jill Clayburgh throws herself into a tour of Italy performing Verdi, where she discovers teen son Matthew Barry’s heroin habit and then begins a taboo relationship with him. Circling them is an eclectic cast that includes Roberto Benigni, Fred Gwynne, Tomas Milian, Renato Salvatori, and Alida Valli. Bertolucci takes his cues from the opera motif, accessing a spectrum of emotions and an intoxicating visual opulence.

In English and Italian with English subtitles

A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Saw Bertolucci’s La luna. Monstrous, cheap, vulgar rubbish.”

Andrei Tarkovsky