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Sid’s Salon – Sid keeps the classic films coming!
February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Leopard ––Luchino Visconti 205 minutes.
Wednesday, February 6, 6:15pm. Address given with RSVP.
Making its long-awaited U.S. home video debut, Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard(Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. The film recreates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy’s Risorgimento—when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. Burt Lancaster stars as the aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane in the face of a new generation, represented by his upstart nephew (Alain Delon) and his beautiful fiancée (Claudia Cardinale). Awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, The Leopardtranslates Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel, and the history it recounts, into a truly cinematic masterpiece.The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860’s Sicily.
Let us know if you need transportation. All are welcome. $5 for non-members.