Staging Injustice Film Series


February 04 - June 09, 2022

During Winter and Spring 2022, the Center for Italian Modern Art will present a series of ten Italian films (some of which were never distributed in the US) with the aim of enriching the questions and themes evoked by our current exhibition, Staging Injustice: Italian Art 1880-1917. All ten films in the series examine different aspects of the so-called “questione sociale”, which initially developed in Italy towards the end of the 1800s, and reverberated in Italian cinema throughout the 20th century. Topics include, but are not limited to: immigration, agrarian labor, anarchist and socialist class struggle, and the treatment of women.


Single film tickets: $10 General Admission / $5 CIMA members and students (a 50% discount!)

List of Screenings*:

Thu., Feb 17, 6pm: Novecento. Atto I (1900: Part 1-2). Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (1976).

Thu., Mar 3, 5:30pm: L’albero degli zoccoli (The Tree of the Wooden Clogs). Directed by Ermanno Olmi (1978).

Thu., Mar 17, 6pm: Riso amaro (Bitter Rice). Directed by Giuseppe De Santis (1949).

Thu., Mar 24, 6pm: Bronte: cronaca di un massacro che i libri di storia non hanno raccontato (Liberty). Directed by Florestano Vancini (1972).

Thu., Apr 7, 6pm: Gli ultimi (The Last Ones). Directed by Vito Pandolfi (1963).

Fri., Apr 15, 6pm: I compagni (The Organizer). Directed by Mario Monicelli (1963).

Thu., Apr 28, 6pm: Acciaio (Steel). Directed by Walter Ruttmann (1933).

Thu., May 12, 6pm: Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers). Directed by Luchino Visconti (1960).

Thu., May 26, 6pm: Nuovomondo (Golden Door). Directed by Emanuele Crialese (2006), with an introduction by Anthony Tamburri.

Thu., Jun 9, 6pm: Sacco e Vanzetti (Sacco & Vanzetti). Directed by Giuliano Montaldo (1971).

* While CIMA will make every effort to adhere to this calendar, occasional modification of dates and/or titles may be necessary.

All film screenings will be held in person at CIMA. Please read the Health & Safety Guidelines before your visit.


Public Programming at CIMA is made possible with the generous support of Christie’s.