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Mamma Roma

1962 Italian film starring Anna Magnani, showing as part of SBMA's Friday Night Films: Artist's Pick.

When: Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Film Screening

Description:

Two classic international films were selected by the artist Ori Gersht as sources of inspiration for his work in the exhibit Ori Gersht: Lost in Time. Though no direct corollary exists, Gersht found in these films a dialogue between past and present similar to that in his own oeuvre.

Storyline: Mamma Roma is a prostitute trying to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. The film offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy, and highlights director Pasolini's lifelong fascination with the marginalized and dispossessed. Though banned upon its release in Italy for obscenity, today Mamma Roma remains a classic, featuring a powerhouse performance by one of Italy's greatest actresses and offering a glimpse at a country's most controversial director in the process of finding his style. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962

Screening in the Mary Craig Auditorium.

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted June 26, 2011
Last updated June 26, 2011

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