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Umberto D

Film/Video

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Umberto D
Vittorio De Sica, 1952
Thu, July 15, 2010 7 PM

"It's hard to think of a more remarkable tribute to the resilience of the human spirit."—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Umberto D tells the devastating story of an aging pensioner who struggles to pay the rent on his small state stipend, facing life with no one in his corner except his little dog, Flike. But despite the wrenching sorrow of this tale, it really is an uplifting film. One of the seminal neorealist classics, the film was shot on location in Rome with a cast of nonprofessionals, including Carlo Battisti as the title character. (89 mins., 35mm)

Come early for GenWex Presents: Peronis on the Plaza with beer, wood-fired pizzas, red wine, and the smooth sounds of 1970s Italian disco. Head outside after watching Umberto D. and catch The Talented Mr. Ripley in our Wex Drive-In screening. (It's sure to distract you.)