The Kimbell Art Museum and the Lone Star Film Society present the classic film “Bicycle Thieves” (1948) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 13, in the Museum auditorium. The film is the second program in the free film series Cinematic Portraits of Rome and is approximately 100 minutes long. Subtitles are in English.
In this vivid cross section of postwar Rome by legendary director Vittorio De Sica, a man struggling to support his impoverished family finds his essential bicycle stolen and, with his young son in tow, hunts feverishly throughout one day to recover it.
This compelling and emotionally taut story, played by a largely nonprofessional cast, embodies the brutal honesty, humanism, and complex beauty of Italy’s neorealist film movement.
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Kimbell Art Museum hours: Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451.
Web site: www.kimbellart.org
*Admission to the permanent collection is always free.
**Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness, and Magic is on view through March 27, 2011.
The Kimbell Art Museum and the Lone Star Film Festival Present the Free Film "Bicycle Thieves"
Posted On February 12, 2011