Screening: Antonioni’s Blow-Up (New Restoration)

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Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

On the occasion of The Criterion Collection release of the newly restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack.

Blow-Up (1966, UK, 111 min.)

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Written by Michelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra. Starring Vanessa Redgrave and David Hemmings.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between David Forgacs (NYU) and Kim Hendrickson (The Criterion Collection).

In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni transplanted his existentialist ennui to the streets of swinging London for this international sensation, the Italian filmmaker’s first English-language feature. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni’s meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating color palette breathe life into every frame, and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave, and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era. Blow-Up is a seductive immersion into creative passion, and a brilliant film by one of cinema’s greatest artists.

From Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

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Monday, April 17, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (NYU)
24 West 12th Street
New York City, NY 10011 United States


Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimó (NYU)
24 West 12th Street