Aesthetics of Poverty: Italian Neorealist Film
Fridays, 1 pm
Alberto Burri’s work, in its straightforward presentation of materials from life, shares with Italian neorealist film an “aesthetic of poverty” that points to material deprivation in postwar Italy. Four important films from this rich cinematic period are screened on select Fridays.
November 20: Paisà (Paisan), 1946
Directed by Roberto Rossellini, 120 minutes
December 4: La terra trema (The Earth Trembles), 1948
Directed by Luchino Visconti, 160 minutes
December 11: Il cielo e rosso (The Sky Is Red), 1950
Directed by Claudio Gora, 99 minutes
December 18: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert), 1964
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 117 minutes
Free with admission. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/filmscreenings.