THE CONFORMIST (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)

By The Miniplex (other events)

Friday, December 7 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

In the late Bernardo Bertolucci's 1970 art deco, anti-fascist masterpiece, a repressed bisexual man in late 1930s Italy marries a woman he doesn't love and volunteers to work for the secret police in a desperate attempt to fit in. He is tasked with assassinating his former professor, a leftist dissident, during the final days of Mussolini's dictatorship. This expressionist masterpiece offered a blueprint for a new kind of Hollywood film, which Coppola, Spielberg, and Scorsese would later be inspired by and indebted to. Even if you’ve never seen “The Conformist,” you’ve seen movies, TV episodes, commercials, or other elements of visual culture that were shaped by it. Our favorite Bertolucci film, and just $5 per ticket to see this beautifully remastered version on the big screen. Not to be missed!

"One of only a handful of films in the past 30 years that truly deserve to be called great." - Washington Post

"Illustrates a psychological and political phenomenon that is still very much with us, in which an individual surrenders his autonomy, his sense of right and wrong and his ability to tell truth from lies, and willingly enslaves himself to a dominant ideology." - Salon

***NO FREE PASSES for this screening, thank you.

***Please note that NO OUTSIDE DRINKS OR FOOD are allowed inside Richards' Goat Tavern & The Miniplex for legal reasons and violators of this rule may be banned from the theatre permanently. Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, popcorn, and cookies are available at the bar. If you are interested in one of our hot food specials, please show up at least 30 minutes early to finish it in the bar area, as hot food and glass is not allowed inside the dark theatre for your safety. Thank you, see you at the movies!