Classic Cinema

Classic Cinema

Beloved favorites from cinema's Golden Age.

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  • Boccaccio '70

    Directed by Vittorrio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, and Luchino Visconti | 205 mins | 1962
    An anthology comedy exploring love and the liberated woman in contemporary Italy, Boccaccio ’70 reteams Loren with De Sica in the spicy story of a shy lottery winner who hopes to cash in with ...

  • Losing Ground

    Directed by Kathleen Collins | 86 mins | 1982
    One of the first feature films directed by an African American woman, and a charming, complex tale of personal discovery that follows the marriage between a philosophy professor (Seret Scott) and her painter husband (Bill Gunn), both at a crossroads ...

  • Marriage Italian Style

    Directed by Vittorrio di Sica | 102 mins | 1964
    One of the most beloved of Loren’s multiple screen pairings with Marcello Mastroianni, De Sica’s unexpectedly moving farce uses a brilliant flashback structure to review the 22-year relationship between Mastroianni’s caddish bourgeois businessman an...

  • Sunflower

    Directed by Vittorrio De Sica | 107 mins | 1970
    The final of three collaborations between Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and director De Sica, Sunflower casts the duo as lovers wed on the eve of his departure for the Russian front. After years pass without a word from her husband, she travels to Mo...

  • The Mask

    Directed by Julian Roffman | 83 mins | 1961
    Investigating the mysterious death of a patient, Dr. Allan Barnes (Paul Stevens) discovers a strange tribal mask among the personal effects of the deceased—and, when he puts it on, unlocks a gateway to a nightmare world that will threaten his very sanity.

  • Variety

    Directed by Bette Gordon | 100 mins | 1983
    A young woman lands a job as a cashier at a downtown porno theater, and soon finds herself inexorably drawn towards what’s happening onscreen—as well as other troubling fantasies. One of the great independent films of the ’80s, featuring a who’s who of t...

  • Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

    Directed by Vittorrio di Sica | 119 mins | 1963
    This buoyant boudoir comedy comes as a trio of tales starring Mastroianni and Loren, as an overwhelmed husband and the sex-mad wife who must stay pregnant to avoid prison; a pair of Milanese jet-setters; and a would-be client and the high-priced sex...

  • Babylon

    Directed by Franco Rosso | 95 mins | 1980
    At the outset of the Thatcher years, Black reggae DJ Brinsley Forde fights to make his way in the music business, while beset on all sides by the racism of the police, the National Front, and his neighbors. Rosso’s sound-system drama is hard-nosed, indign...

  • La Chinoise

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | 96 mins | 1967
    Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, and Anne Wiazemsky co-star in Godard’s rouge-tinted, slogan-splattered political comedy concerning five innocents passing their summer vacation in a shared apartment by discoursing on Mao, performing agitprop theater, a...

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    Directed by Leontine Sagan | 89 mins | 1931
    Actress-turned-director Sagan’s pioneering all-female cast lesbian romance sets its scene at a boarding school for military officer’s daughters where a new student has begun to develop an unusually passionate attachment to one of her teachers—and then f...

  • Rocco and His Brothers

    Directed by Luchino Visconti | 179 mins | 1960
    Set in Visconti’s ancestral home of Milan, his epic devotional tragedy centers on a clan who emigrate north in search of better prospects, only to see their close-knit family unit torn apart when brother Rocco (Alain Delon), rising in the ranks as a ...