THE GREAT WAR (LA GRANDE GUERRA)

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March 31, 2012, 12:30 P.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Pkwy., Los Angeles, CA 90007

The School of Cinematic Arts and Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative invite you and a guest to a special screening presented as part of A Tribute to Dino De Laurentiis:

The Great War (La Grande Guerra, 1959)

 
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Screenplay by Lucian Vicenzoni
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis

12:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 31st, 2012
 
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
 

About The Great War (La Grande Guerra, 1959)

Directed by Mario Monicelli, The Great War tells the story of an odd couple of army buddies in World War I, starring Vittorio Gassman and Alberto Sordi, a superstar of Italian comedy at the time. Although played on a comedic register, the film does not hide the horrors and grimness of trench warfare and is notable for its sharp, tragicomical sense of history. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was an Academy Award nominee as Best Foreign Film. In 1999 the critics of Ciak magazine chose it as one of the 100 most important films in history. It won huge success outside Italy, especially in France, and is generally regarded as director Mario Monicelli's finest work.

35mm print provided courtesy of Cinecitta LUCE and Tamasa Distribution. Not rated. Running time: 137 minutes.

 

About A Tribute to Dino De Laurentiis

Hollywood icon and international legend Dino De Laurentiis was one of the most prolific and respected producers in film history when he passed away in 2010 at the age of 91. From his early neorealist masterpieces, Bitter Rice and Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria and La Strada, for which he received an Academy Award, to big-budget spectaculars like Barbarella, King Kong, Dune and Conan the Barbarian, to his recent reinvention of the Hannibal Lecter franchise, De Laurentiis’s career spanned 73 years in the film industry. With the support and guidance of the De Laurentiis family, the School of Cinematic Arts will pay homage to the exceptional variety and longevity that marked his career with screenings of his films and a panel discussion featuring his friends, family and colleagues.

 

To view the calendar of screenings, visit http://cinema.usc.edu/Dino

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 10:00 A.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Expect Traffic Delays

Due to the filming of the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday March 31, expect traffic delays on Jefferson Blvd., Figueroa St., and Flower St. between Exposition Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd. on Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 1st. Please allow extra time to get to screenings.

Important Closures: ALL northbound lanes of Figueroa St. from Exposition Blvd. to Jefferson Blvd. will be closed for the weekend. ALL eastbound lanes of Jefferson Blvd. from Figueroa St. to Flower St. will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

About Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative

Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC's strategic plan, to communicate USC's core values to students, and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC's core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one's community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.

For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices

 
 
With the generous support and collaboration of the
Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
 
 
 
A Tribute to Dino De Laurentiis is produced by Alessandro Ago,
Director of Programming, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu