Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge
La Terra Trema is an austere opera set in the Sicilian fishing village Aci Trezza. The harmony of the people and the sea, the rhythm of festivals and hardships, compose a unique form of docufiction. Charting the arc of one family’s attempt to secure economic self-sufficiency, the film was to be part one of an epic Marxist trilogy, including two unmade episodes on miners and farmers. In realizing a mature aesthetic of landscape, Visconti created a film so impressive as to make him wholly distinct from his already avant-garde contemporaries in Neorealism. – Hugh Mayo...
CGIS South Building, Belfer Case Study Room (Room S010), Harvard University Campus, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
This unsentimental coming-of-age drama is set in the capital of Georgia following the fall of the Soviet Union and focuses on the turbulent friendship between two 14... Read more about In Bloom Film Screening