Tuesday, September 29
Sciuscià (1946, De Sica) Street kids Franco Interlenghi (later star of Fellini’s I Vitelloni) and Rinaldo Smordoni polish G.I.s’ shoes to make ends meet, but what they live for is the hour of horseback riding at the Villa Borghese stables they really scrimp for — but what if somehow they could own a horse of their own? De Sica and Zavattini shadowed real kids through the streets and prisons for a year: their first work of pure neo-realism, a smash hit everywhere but Italy, and a special Oscar winner. Approx. 93 min. 35mm.