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5/14: Bicycle Thieves film screening

May 14 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

This event is hosted by Filmstreams with Heartland Bikeshare. Official event webpage. Location at Filmstreams’ downtown Ruth Sokolof theater.

The event includes a showing of the film following by a discussion. Bicycle Thieves is an Italian film from 1948 that runs for 89 minutes. The panel will be moderated by Benny Foltz with Heartland BikeShare and include panelists: Clarice Dombeck, Manne (Manuel Cook), and Cait Dumas-Hein of Bike Walk Nebraska. More details on the event webpage.

About the film: “Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning® Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and profoundly rich in human insight, Bicycle Thieves embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty.”

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