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CinemaLit: Conversation Piece

Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

CinemaLit: Conversation Piece

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Conversation Piece (1974) 122 min

Directed by Luchino Visconti

Silvana Mangano, Burt Lancaster

 

The life of an aging intellectual is upended when he rents an apartment in his Roman palazzo to a matron, her amoral gigolo and hedonistic children.

 

The elderly Professor (Burt Lancaster) is a quiet man, content to live surrounded by his paintings and memories of a lost marriage in his opulent Palazzo. Enter Marquise Bianca Brumonti (Silvana Mangano) who insists on renting an apartment for her lover, and the modern world, with all its destructiveness, loudness, youth and complexities soon descends. Mangano is wonderful as the crass, still beautiful and unfaithful trophy wife who upends a quiet man’s self-imposed exile from life, and Lancaster delivers a poignant performance as a man who awakens, unwillingly, to the realities of time and change.

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Mechanics' Institute
57 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94104

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PDT)


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Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room

The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is an historic membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in the Financial District of San Francisco, California at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the vocational needs of out-of-work gold miners, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker who needs a quiet place to plug in a laptop and do research.

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