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Lightbox One-Year Celebration

Join us as we celebrate our first year as Lightbox Film Center, following the rebranding of International House’s 40 year-old film and media arts program in Spring 2017. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in our beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci’s stunning second feature Before the Revolution.  The Anniversary Celebration will encompass the lively community of film lovers who have embraced Lightbox Film Center and our unique position in the Philadelphia arts and culture scene.

Before the Revolution

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy, 1964, 35mm, 115 min., b/w, Italian w/ English subtitles

Bernardo Bertolucci’s stunning second feature, made when he was 22, is one of the great works of postwar Italian cinema. As young student Fabrizio is forced to weigh his commitment to political change against his own bourgeois upbringing, his world is turned upside down by the mysterious death of a friend that coincides with a visit from his aunt. By foregrounding the Marxist rhetoric of Fabrizio’s teacher Cesare, the film presages the growing protest movements that emerged in the latter part of the 1960s. With music by Ennio Morricone, Before the Revolution has long been unavailable in the United States and will be presented on 35mm thanks to the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rome.

Screening at 7pm, Celebration at 9pm

Featuring DJ Silvia spinning 60s Europop

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