SAM Presents: Magnifico! Cinema Italian Style, Jan 7 – Mar 17

Posted on December 28, 2015, 8:00 am
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Thursday nights in 2016 just got a little more flavor with Magnifico! Cinema Italian Style, January 7 through March 17. Seattle Art Museum will team up with Festa Italiana to present nine films from among the finest in Italian cinema at SAM’s Plestcheef Auditorium. The series begins with Antonioni’s 1957 film Il Grido/The Cry, followed by his most famous, L’Avventura (1960) on January 14.

The festival includes both classics and deep cuts. On January 28, don’t miss your chance to see The Witches, a 1967 film about the roles of women in society, told in five segments with five different directors. The final vignette includes Clint Eastwood, who also stars in For a Few Dollars More (1966) on February 25. All the films are shown in 35mm in their original language with English subtitles. Visit The Seattle Art Museum website for a complete schedule.

Advanced tickets are purchased for the whole series. $68 includes admission to all nine films. (Discounted price of $63 for members of SAM, SIFF, NWFF, SFI, TheFilmSchool, Friends of Festa and Scarecrow Video Members.) To Purchase tickets, go to, or call the SAM’s box office (206.654.3210) or Scarecrow Video (206.524.8554). A limited number of individual tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis each night ($8 apiece, general admission).

Magnifico! Cinema Italian Style 2016

When: Thursdays at 7:30 PM, January 7 – March 17

Where: SAM in Plestcheef Auditorium (1300 1st Ave, Seattle, 98101)

Full schedule:

January 7: Il Grido/The Cry
January 14: L’Avventura
January 21: I Fidanzati/The Fiances
January 28: The Witches
February 4: Fellini’s Roma
February 18: Sandra/Of a Thousand Delights
February 25: For a Few Dollars More
March 10: The Arabian Nights
March 17: Il Divo

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