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Titanus Presents: A Family Chronicle of Italian Cinema

  • National Gallery of Art - East Bldg. 401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC, 20565 United States (map)

The renowned production house Titanus, founded in Rome in 1904 by Gustavo Lombardo, is still operating today under grandson Guido Lombardo. During the golden age of cinema-going in the mid-twentieth century, Titanus embraced melodrama, epic, mystery, and comedy; their famous logo on the screen signified a quality production was about to begin.

Alongside the cadre of genre film directors were the auteurs - Luchino Visconti, Alberto Lattuada, Federico Fellini, Dino Risi, Ermanno Olmi, Elio Petri, and Francesco Rosi - plus a constellation of gifted actors from Alberto Sordi and Vittorio Gassman to Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. Roberto Turigliatto and Sergio Germani served as curators for the original Titanus tribute in Locarno organized in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Cineteca Nazionale, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, and Cinémathèque Suisse.

All films are 35mm, in Italian with English subtitles.

Presented in Washington with the cooperation of the Italian Cultural Institute, Embassy of Italy, Marco Cicala, Isa Cucinotta, Rufus de Rham, Linda Lilienfeld, Stefania Sandrone, Andrea Meneghelli, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Locarno Film Festival, and Harvard Film Archive.

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Free and open to the public.

Guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

East Building Large Auditorium
National Gallery of Art
401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20565  

SCHEDULE (August 8 - September 27)



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