6:30pm - Monday, May 29, 2023
Rome, 1970s: a world which straddles new neighborhoods being created, TV variety shows still in black & white, societal advances and family models that now seem outdated. Clara and Felice have just moved into a new apartment. Their marriage has reached a point of no return: they no longer love each other, but they can't seem to leave each other either. Their children are the only thing that keeps them together, the same children that are the syphon for all of Clara's dreams of freedom. Adriana, the eldest, has just turned twelve; Clara's mood swings and the growing tensions between her parents play out before her watchful gaze. Adriana is in a state of refusal of her name and her identity, and her dogged pursuit of trying to convince everyone that she is a boy brings the already fragile stability of her family to breaking point. As the children search around them for guidance -- be it a voice from above or a song on the TV -- everything changes, both inside and outside of themselves. With Penélope Cruz, Vinenzo Amato.
"By turns wry and tragic, but never glib or mawkish, this is a visually rich and evocative drama about navigating the often treacherous path to adulthood." (Slant Magazine)
"Everything in “L’Immensità” is beautiful even when everything wasn’t: Crialese’s odd, affecting memory piece layers the world as it was, is and could be in the same gilded frame." (Variety)
"A love letter to its characters and their real-life counterparts, the film is, above all, a witness to the kind of expansive love and kinship that is formed in the margins but nonetheless expansive in its imaginings of the world." (Los Angeles Times)
"This film is simultaneously gorgeous and brutal to watch, exquisitely illustrating how the human spirit continues to cultivate joy even in the face of insurmountable suffering." (Chicago Reader)
"A grand and vibrant work of art." (TheWrap)
Monday, May 29
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
L'IMMENSITA (Emanuele Crialese, 2022 / 97 mins / Italian with English subtitles / PG) The story of love between Clara and her children, set in Rome in the '70s.
*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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