Dir. Francesco Rosi (1961). Rosi's vivid and gritty drama depicts the career of the notorious Sicilian criminal, but rejects easy spectacle and aims at a Rossellini-like exploration of environment and objectivity. His superb film traces a web of connections between the Mafia and the Italian State to portray a country steeped in violence and corruption.
Wed., Nov. 25, 4 & 8:30 p.m., 2009