Il Cinema Ritrovato brings Italian Masterpieces to LMU

Posted March 9, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
“Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words” Photo: Rialto Pictures

“Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words”
Photo: Rialto Pictures

Italy comes to college next week for the fourth annual “Il Cinema Ritrovato: Rediscovered Film” festival, a series of free film screenings at Loyola Marymount University.

Masterpieces of Italian cinema recently restored by one of Italy’s most esteemed film restoration and preservation archives, Cineteca di Bologna, will be screened at LMU’s Mayer Theatre March 14 through 16.

Highlights include:

•    A restored and extended version of Sergio Leone’s Italian-American gangster film, “Once Upon a Time in America,” starring Robert DeNiro and James Wood, with musical scoring by 2016 Academy Award winner Ennio Morricone  at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14;

•    Luchino Visconti’s “Rocco and His Brothers” (“Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli”), about a family hit hard by dramatic events as they travel to Milan to start a new life, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 15;

•    Roberto Rossellini’s “Journey to Italy” (“Viaggio in Italia”), about a couple’s disintegrating marriage and ventures from England to the countryside of Naples, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16;

•    And Stig Björkman’s “Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words,” an intimate documentary about the famed actress, at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 16.

Also on the docket are two films from Indian arthouse director Satyajit Ray’s epic Apu Trilogy, about a free-spirited Bengalis child’s coming-of-age, screening Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:10 p.m. each day.

— Christina Campodonico

“Il Cinema Ritrovato: Rediscovered Film” runs from March 14 to 16 at the Mayer Theatre, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. Free, but RSVP required. For more information and to reserve a seat, visit


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