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The Seattle Art Museum Presents: Viva Italia!

The Seattle Art Museum is showing a fantastic lineup of classic Italian films over the next few months, kicking off this Friday night with Nights of Cabiria (personally my favorite Fellini film). You can even pick up tickets at Scarecrow! The Viva Italia series is packed with don't-miss movies, so, you know, don't miss them! We'll let the folks at SAM give you the skinny:

Slow down, relax and enjoy the warm, sensual pleasures of classic Italian cinema. Films by noted directors Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paulo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti; actors Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Alain Delon, Anna Magnani, Alberto Sordi; and film collector Martin Scorsese will offer vibrant, passionate, intoxicating portraits of life, Italian style.

From the joyful earthy spirituality of impoverished Francis of Assisi to the wealthy self-seeking existentialists of mid-century Rome, from the mountains to the beach, the series will explore themes of emotion versus intellect, familial and romantic love, loyalty and betrayal. Come watch, and breathe in the fragrance of the culture that defines the sweet life. Films in Italian with English subtitles.


Other films in this series include:

January 10: Nights of Cabiria
January 17: The Flowers of Saint Francis 
January 24: La Dolce Vita 
January 31: Divorce, Italian Style 
February 7: Rocco and His Brothers 
February 14: Mamma Roma 
February 21: Mafioso 
February 28: Seduced and Abandoned 
March 7: Marriage, Italian Style 


Members: $63.00
Adults: $68.00
SIFF, NWFF, and TheFilmSchool members: $63.00


Prices above are for the entire film series. Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM's three sites, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.

A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first come, first served basis the day of the show, at 7:25 pm, at the auditorium entrance for $8 (cash/check only).

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