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Film Programs
A Pictorial Dream — Directed by Straub and Huillet
Workers, Peasants

June 24 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium

“A peasant tradition of making ricotta cheese on a woodburning fire becomes an act of resistance in this unforgettable film. Amateur actors from the regional Buti theater, many of them ordinary laborers and farmers, recite or read passages from Elio Vittorini’s Marxist novella Women of Messina, their singularly musical voices ringing out as one in the verdant forest. The story, which Italo Calvino called a ‘choral narrative,’ centers on a group of workers and peasants who rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the Second World War by rebuilding a destroyed village and forming a utopian community” — Harvard Film Archive. (2000, 35mm, subtitles, 123 minutes)

courtesy Belva Film

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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