Film Screening: The Earth Trembles (La terra trema)

Illustrated vintage movie poster for the film La terra trema.

Film Screening: The Earth Trembles (La terra trema)

November 14 at 6:00 pm
Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Although Luchino Visconti initially conceived The Earth Trembles (1948) as a documentary, he ultimately made a fictional film about a rural Sicilian fishing family and their daily challenges in overcoming poverty and exploitation. Like films by other Italian neorealists, Visconti’s were influenced by the documentary form—as seen, for example, in Man of Aran, a 1934 production by groundbreaking ethnographic filmmaker Robert Flaherty, which depicts a fishing family on Ireland’s Aran Islands. 160 min. In Italian with English subtitles. Introduced by Pegi Vail, Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU, with short clips from Man of Aran.

Offered in conjunction with "NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960," on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, September 6-December 8, 2018. Information:

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Media, Culture and History; Department of Cinema Studies; Glucksman Ireland House; and Grey Art Gallery. 

Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited, and subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.