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“ The Leopard” – (Il Gattopardo) - Cedar Lee Theater
September 22, 2011 – 7:30 pm
$10 Film tickets - Pre-film Dinner $15 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Winner of the Italian Oscar, Nominated for an Academy Award, winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Golden Palm, and the only film to get a 100% film critic rating. “ The Leopard”, taken from a novel written by a Sicilian Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa , is considered one of the most important novels in modern Italian literature.
This award winning film, directed by the great Italian director, Luchino Visconti stars Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon is one of the most beautiful epics ever filmed.
The film takes place at the time when Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of Italian unification, swept through Sicily. The aristocratic Salina family headed by Prince Fabrizio, a 19th century nobleman whose position is eroded by newly moneyed peasants. Beautiful cinematography paints a picture of lavish villas, opulence and a fairy tale existence.