Michelangelo Antonioni

The Leonardo Da Vinci Society invites you
to experience

Michelangelo Antonioni

“The Cinema is not, in essence, moral. It is emotional”
Michelangelo Antonioni

Saturday, 28 April 2018
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street, San Francisco

Produced by Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, The Italian Consulate General, and the Leonardo da Vinci Society.
Organized by Cinema Italia San Francisco.


San Francisco Pays homage to Italy’s renowned director Michelangelo Antonioni. This series recently premiered at MOMA in NYC, celebrating Antonioni’s influence on architecture, design, fashion, literature, philosophy and post-war cinema.

Michelangelo Antonioni, was born in Ferrara on September 29, 1912. He died in Rome on July 30, 2007 at 94 years of age. His films received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including: at Festival de Cannes – Jury Prize (1960, 1962), Palme d’Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); at the Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995) and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He is one of only three directors to have won the Palme d’Or, the Golden Lion and the Golden Bear, and the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard of the Locarno International Film Festival.


– 10:30 AM: “L’avventura”                   1960 (140 min 35mm)
– 1:30 PM: “L’eclisse”                            1962 (125 min 35mm)
– 4:00 PM: “Red Desert”                      1964 (120 min restored 4k)
– 6:30 PM: “Blow-Up”                          1966 (110 mim restored 4k)

   8:30 PM -10 PM  Party in the Mezzanine

– 10:00 PM: “The Passenger”              1974 (124 min 35mm)