Bicycle Thief and 8½ 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.
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