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My Voyage to Italy (Il mio viaggio in Italia)

Saturday, Apr 15, 2017

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Martin Scorsese. 1999, 246 mins. Digital projection. A sequel of sorts to the series A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, this equally personal exploration sees Scorsese surveying the Italian films that influenced his life and work. The Italian-American director focuses most intently on the films of the neorealists, at first examining and expounding upon groundbreaking work by Vittorio de Sica and Roberto Rossellini, and then exploring the work of auteurs Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, and Michelangelo Antonioni. “To watch Il mio viaggio in Italia, Martin Scorsese’s monumental introduction to postwar Italian cinema, is to be indelibly reminded of how much movies can matter,” wrote Stephen Holden, The New York Times.