Italian Film Series at The Civic Theatre

Bicycle Thief and Coming to Corinth’s Hometown This Summer, Morning Call

ITALIAN FILM SERIES

“The Bicycle Thief,” Tuesday July 22: Academy Award-winning 1948 film, directed by Vittorio De Sica, follows a man in poverty-stricken postwar Rome whose bicycle is stolen on his first day of a new job. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief.

“8½,” Aug. 5: Federico Fellini film of 1963 stars Marcello Mastroianni as Fellini’s alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken as he juggles romantic relationships.

Details: Films at 7:30 p.m. at Civic’s 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. In in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets: $7; $5, Civic Theatre and Allentown Art Museum members. www.civictheatre.com, 610-432-0888.

Morning Call Article: Corinth Films

Corinth Films of Riegelsville distributes classics such as Fellini’s ‘8½’ and new movies

Riegelsville has a population of fewer than 900 but nestled in the teeny Bucks Country community is a world-class operation. The father/son team of John Poole and John Poole Jr. run Corinth Films, a distributor of classic cinema and new theatrical titles. From their offices in Riegelsville, the Corinth team dispatch prints of vintage films like Italian director Federico Fellini’s “8 ½” and “I Vitelloni” to movie houses, festivals and TV stations all over North America.

More recently, Poole Jr. has amped up the distributing of new movies. Since 2009, the company has issued about two dozen new movies both theatrically and on DVD. Acquired at international movie bashes such as the Berlin Film Festival and the American Film Market, Corinth’s contemporary titles include Mika Kaurismaki’s dark comedy “Road North”; James Rasin’s documentary “Beautiful Darling” about transgender pioneer Candy Darling; Marleen Gorris’ “Within the Whirlwind,” the story of a teacher (Emily Watson) swept up on in the horror of one of Joseph Stalin’s purges; and Volker Schlondorff’s “Calm At Sea,” the saga of French Resistance fighter Guy Moquet (Leo Paul Salmain)…READ MORE AT MCALL.COM

‘Policeman’ Theatrical Release June 13, 2014

Nadav Lapid’s political thriller ‘Policeman’, follows Yaron, an elite special operations squad leader who is a part of the Israeli Defense Military’s Anti-Terrorism unit. Yaron and his team are true patriots; they love their country, theif families, and each other. Yaron is ambitious and energetic, but a cyclone of emotions consumes him. His wife is expecting their first child, and the failing health of a team member weighs on his soul as the men content with an unforgivable accident resulting from the miscalculation during a recent rescue mission, and the price that must be paid as a result of this.

‘Policeman’ opens June 13, 2014 at The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, The Film Society Lincoln Center, 144 W. 65th Street, Manhattan, NY www.filmlinc.com; Arena Cinema, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA www.arenasreen.com.

Lila Lila Theatrical Release, May 23, 2014

Popular German actor Daniel Brühl plays David Kern, a socially awkward waiter who works a dead end job in a chic cafe. One day he stumbles upon the biggest break of his life, an unpublished manuscript, and thinking there might be something to it, claims it as his own in order to impress Marie, a pretty literature student who frequents the cafe. The manuscript turns out to be a lost masterpiece. Marie is quite taken with this stunning new writer, and is not content to let the hefty document go unpublished, much to David’s dismay.

Lila Lila opens May 23, 2014 at the Quad Cinema, 34 W 13th Street, Between 5th and 6th Aves, New York, 212-255-2243.