Saturday Screenings: Bicycle Thieves
Saturday Screenings is a free program of monthly film screenings presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia.
Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948) is a neorealist film that tells the story of an impoverished father searching Rome for his stolen bicycle. Without it, he is unable to do his job pasting advertising bills.
A key work of Italian neorealist filmmaking, Bicycle Thieves is considered one of the greatest films of all time and received an honorary Oscar in 1949.
A universal tale of human survival, brought to life by non-professional actors and filmed in actual locations, it is as poignant and fresh today as ever.
An avid reader and film buff, Jeffrey Smart layered his paintings with references to cinema, literature, art and other artists. The results are potent and intriguing images that have become emblematic of 20th and 21st century urban experience.
Please note: screening at the National Galley of Australia (James Fairfax Theatre)
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