VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY The Bicycle Thief (1948)

Classic Film Matinee virtual viewing party

In post-WWII Rome, Antonio Ricci struggles to provide for his family and is overjoyed when he gets a job as a bill-poster. But it is conditional on having a bicycle, and his wife has to pawn the family linens to get his bike out of pawn. On his first day, a bold young thief steals his bike. In a last ditch effort to keep his job, Antonio and his son set out to find it.

The Bicycle Thief was shot on location in the streets of Rome using non-professional actors, giving chilling authenticity to the story of a man’s desperate bid to provide for his family.

A masterpiece of Italian filmmaking and foundation stone of the neo-realist film movement, Vittorio De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief was awarded an honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Film and is regularly voted one of the greatest films of all time,

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