Dir. Luchino Visconti (1954). Viscontis great, over-the-top prelude to The Leopard, an ultra operatic melodrama set in mid 19th Century Venice may be the most sumptuous Technicolor movie of the 1950s. To add to the madness, Tennessee Williams and Paul Bowles collaborated on the script.
Mon., Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 28, 6 p.m., 2010