Monday, January 17, 2011

The Leopard Held Over With 3 More Days

This sweeping epic of a film was often compared to "Gone With the Wind" and one can see why. In "Wind" the Southern States are fighting to keep a way of life. The South is forced into change. As in The Leopard, where Sicily is in the mist of revolution. This is a time where old ideas are challenged and new blood is thrust into grand Society. “If we want everything to stay the same, everything must change.” Burt Lancaster plays Prince of Salina. A man that straddles two worlds, the old aristocratic world and the new free nation. The Leopard is a splendid Italian film based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa novel which is considered one of the most important novels in Italian history. Director Luchino Visconti brings this tale to the screen with beautiful Italian exteriors and lavish gold leaf interior's. The last third is a grand ball that's highlight is when Lacaster and his future daughter in law dance to a previously unknown Verdi waltz. Do not miss this extend run at the Film Forum you will find it beautiful, brilliant and moving.

HELD OVER! Till the 20Th!!
SHOW TIMES: 1:00, 4:30, 8:00

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