Featuring a live introduction by acclaimed filmmaker and genre expert Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy, Walker)!
Italian snacks will be available for sale at this screening, including cannoli from Fresco Pizzeria!
For the first-time ever, the legendary 1968 Spaghetti Western The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) comes to North American theaters in a newly-restored 50th anniversary edition! Django director Sergio Corbucci’s crowning achievement stars screen legends Klaus Kinski (Aguirre, The Wrath of God) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (The Conformist) as a vicious bounty hunter and a mute gunslinger, who lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899.
“Brutal, bleakly beautiful … one of the most uncompromising and unforgettable finales ever filmed.” – Leonard Maltin
Inspired by the then-recent deaths of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, the film is notable for its explicitly radical politics and dark tone, matched by an atypical snowbound setting and beautifully haunting score by Ennio Morricone. Despite being a hit worldwide, the film was never theatrically released in North America. Its suppression has only added to its mystique, and over the years it has amassed a loyal cult following and a reputation as one of the pinnacles of the Spaghetti Western canon, inspiring generations of filmmakers, including The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino and Straight to Hell director Alex Cox, who calls it “one of the finest Westerns ever.” (Dir. by Sergio Corbucci, 1968, Italy/France, in English and Italian with English subtitles, 105 mins., Not Rated)