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Monday Night Movies: Red Desert
November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
November 13 at 7pm
Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and RED DESERT, his first color film, is perhaps his most epochal. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age—about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Antonioni muse Monica Vitti, wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband’s coworker, played by Richard Harris—continues to keep viewers spellbound. With one startling, painterly composition after another—of abandoned fishing cottages, electrical towers, looming docked ships—RED DESERT creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time, and confirms Antonioni as cinema’s preeminent poet of the modern age. 1964. Unrated. In Italian with English subtitles. 117 Min.
Sponsored by Colby College Department of French and Italian
Tickets: $10, Free for Students with ID
Series Pass: $55 (admits one to all screenings)
To purchase tickets, please contact the Maine Film Center, 861-8138.