Cinematique Presents: "The Great Beauty"
UPDATE: tickets bought to the 1/28, 1/29, and 1/30 showings of "The Great Beauty" will receive tickets for a later date.
See the gorgeous Italian film that just won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. From the opening shot of Italian filmmaker Parolo Sorrentino's new film — a shell being blasted from a cannon—viewers know this is a special film: Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades.
Since the success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (Unrated, 2hr. 22 min.)
January 27 - February 1, Monday-Saturday,
7:30PM at Thalian Hall's Studio Theater
"Thrillingly good ... Sorrentino offers the most ravishing footage of Rome I've ever seen." —John Powers, Fresh Air