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VISCONTI — THE LEOPARD

The American Cinematheque begins its series Luchino Visconti—Cinematic Nobility with the epic masterpiece THE LEOPARD, an apotheosis of the director’s social and aesthetic predilections.

The film stars Burt Lancaster as a Bourbon prince in Risorgimento-era Italy hoping to forestall the end of his aristocratic way of life—under threat by Garibaldi and his redshirts—with the marriage of his nephew (Alain Delon) to a rich merchant’s daughter (Claudia Cardinale).

Based on the classic novel by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, THE LEOPARD will screen twice during the series in a DCP beautifully restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and co-presented by Luce Cinecittà.

THE LEOPARD

Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 pm.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Friday, March 29, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

From top: Burt Lancaster as Prince Don Fabrizio Salina in The LeopardAlain Delon as Tancredi Falconeri and Claudia Cardinale as Angelica; Lancaster with a tailor on set; Garibaldi’s redshirts; costumes for The Leopard were designed by Piero Tosi and Umberto Tirelli; Lancaster and Cardinale in the film’s ballroom dance scene.

VISCONTI’S ROCCO

The Luchino Visconti retrospective at Lincoln Center continues with three screenings of his black-and-white, widescreen masterpiece ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, from 1960.

The film has been beautifully restored by Cineteca di Bologna in association with Titanus, with funding by Gucci and the Film Foundation.

ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS

Friday, June 8, at 1:30 pm, Saturday, June 9, at 8 pm, and Wednesday, July 18, at 7 pm.

Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th Street, New York City.

Renato Salvatori as Simone and Alain Delon in the title role in Rocco and His Brothers.