Tuesday, December 2
Starring SOPHIA LOREN, WILLIAM DEVANE and DANNY DEVITO
Plus THE REFRIGERATOR
Starring MONICA VITTI
La Mortadella (1971) Sure Sophia Loren can immigrate, but that spicy sausage she’s bringing in for her fiancé ain’t coming in – it might be diseased! – so Loren, hunkered down at JFK, becomes a media sensation, thanks to reporter William Devane and standing-on-a-box congressman Danny DeVito – and with an also then-unknown Susan Sarandon. The Times beefed about the “grindingly bleak New York settings” – judge for yourself. Plus The Refrigerator (1970): Tough for a poor couple to keep up those refrigerator payments, but if the wife is a knockout like Monica Vitti… Approx. 143 min. 35mm.
“Miss Loren comes as close as possible to being a tactile pleasure.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times