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The Circumstance

06/17/19 | 4:00 PM

Walter Reade Theater

165 W 65th St Map

212-875-5600

$12 and up


17-06-2019 12:00:00 17-06-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York The Circumstance | 4:00 PM The modernist tendencies that Olmi flirted with throughout the 1960s and '70s reached their most intense and abstract heights in this fractured family portrait. Told in an elliptical maze of flashbacks and jagged edits, The Circumstance charts the unraveling of a well-heeled Milanese family over the course of a fateful summer when, after witnessing a near-fatal motorcycle accident, the mother becomes obsessed with the young victim. Applying his keenly observant eye for social details to an upper-middle-class milieu, Olmi crafts a trenchant and empathetic look at the search for meaning amid the empty alienation bourgeois existence. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=384841 Walter Reade Theater Walter Reade Theater

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The modernist tendencies that Olmi flirted with throughout the 1960s and '70s reached their most intense and abstract heights in this fractured family portrait. Told in an elliptical maze of flashbacks and jagged edits, The Circumstance charts the unraveling of a well-heeled Milanese family over the course of a fateful summer when, after witnessing a near-fatal motorcycle accident, the mother becomes obsessed with the young victim. Applying his keenly observant eye for social details to an upper-middle-class milieu, Olmi crafts a trenchant and empathetic look at the search for meaning amid the empty alienation bourgeois existence. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

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