Film

The Bicycle Thief/Bicycle Thieves

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Dir. Vittorio DeSica (1948).
The most universally praised movie produced anywhere on planet earth during the first decade after World War II, Vittorio De Sica’s 1948 neo-realist masterpiece is an allegory at once timeless and topical—the epitome of movies as a popular modernism. The story of a man’s search for his livelihood seems now less a slice of life than the transposition of a Kafka story to the labyrinth of postwar II Rome.

Wednesdays-Fridays, 1:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 16. Continues through Nov. 18, 2011