La terra trema
Director Luchino Visconti’s 1948 drama visits what became known as his recurrent theme: the destruction of a family by outsized ambition, while a bemused Fate observes like an old friend. Eschewing the operatic style of his other works (Senso, The Leopard), Visconti employs a documentary-like intimacy in La terra trema to tell the story of a fisherman and his family, even bringing non-actors into the mix. “The masterly way in which Visconti has handled his actors deserves the highest praise . . . never before have the actors been so skillfully integrated with the most specifically aesthetic elements of the film. . . . In La terra trema, the actor speaks, moves, and acts with complete naturalness—one might even say, with unimaginable grace.”—Andre Bazin.
BingTheater | In person (just announced): writer-director James Gray (Two Lovers, We Own the Night) | FAQs
$10 for the general public, $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID | Tickets available Thursday, October 20 at 5 pm | Call 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club members | Pre-sale tickets available Thursday, October 13 at 5 pm | Call 323 857-6010 or purchase online | Members of these groups will be required to show proof of membership when retrieving their tickets.
Screening in conjunction with the series Days of Glory: Masterworks of Italian Neo-Realism (October 15–November 16), presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles. Visit the Archive’s website for more information: http://cinema.ucla.edu.