Red Desert (Il deserto ross)
Italy/France 1964, 117 min, 35mm, Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni
Italian with English subtitles
Screenings:
  • Friday June 22, 2012 at 8:45PM
  • Saturday June 23, 2012 at 7:15PM
  • Sunday June 24, 2012 at 4:30PM
  • Sunday June 24, 2012 at 9:00PM
  • Tuesday June 26, 2012 at 7:00PM

Michelangelo Antonioni’s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and Red Desert, his first color film, is perhaps his most epochal. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age - about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Antonioni muse Monica Vitti, wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband’s coworker, played by Richard Harris - continues to keep viewers spellbound. With one startling, painterly composition after another, Red Desert creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time, and confirms Antonioni as cinema’s preeminent poet of the modern age.

Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)

This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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