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LA NOTTE (1961-Michelangelo Antonioni) presented on 16mm Film

April 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

La Notte (1961-Michelangelo Antonioni)
presented on 16mm film by BIG WORLD PICTURES

6PM at UFO FACTORY – NO ADMISSION FEE – DONATIONS ACCEPTED/ENCOURAGED

La Notte is another of Antonioni’s cinematic interrupted journeys. Just as no one solved the central mystery in L’Avventura, neither does anyone truly enjoy the literary party that is La Notte’s centerpiece. The party is being thrown to celebrate the
publication of author Giovanni’s new novel. But before he even reaches the door of the house, his evening is ruined when his wife Lidia announces suddenly she is disgusted with him–this reaction evidently triggered by an earlier visit to a dying friend. Lidia skips out on the party to wander the streets, searching for…what?
Meanwhile, Giovanni tries to inaugurate an empty affair with Valentina, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. The very elements that drive Giovanni and Lidia apart at the beginning of the film reunite them at the end. Maybe. L’Avventura and La Notte were the first two chapters in Antonioni’s “barrenness and alienation” trilogy; the third, L’Eclisse, was released two years later.

“For Antonioni, beginnings and endings aren’t plot points on a narrative graph; they resonate everywhere, entwined and inseparable.” – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

Details

Date:
April 23, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

UFO FACTORY
2110 TRUMBULL
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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