At SFTV, we believe the best way to honor the invaluable contribution of restoration work is through the exhibition and viewing of great films. Each year, the Cineteca di Bologna, one of Europe’s most renowned archives for film restoration and preservation, and the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University present Il Cinema Ritrovato: Rediscovered Film, a mini-film festival held on the LMU campus. The annual festival offers our students and community the opportunity to see a selection of restored works on the large screen.

The free festival has featured a selection of classic restored films from acclaimed filmmakers Sergio Leone, Satyajit Ray, Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini and more.

This year's festival opens March 13th, 2017. Read the full press release here.

Free screenings will be held in the Mayer Theater, LMU campus. Open to the public with RSVP.



Opening Night!

Monday, March 13th

Il Cinema Ritrovato

USA/1966/Color/135 min
DIR: Arthur Penn
SCR: Lillian Hellman
CAST: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

A small town in Texas is thrown into chaos after receiving the news of the jailbreak of prisoner Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford). Trying to prove Bubber’s innocence, the local sheriff (Marlon Brando) races to find him before the rampant townspeople do.
Restored in 2016 by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Screening followed by a discussion with Grover Crisp, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering at Sony Pictures Studios

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USA/1930/color/100 min
DIR: John Murray Anderson
SCR: Harry Ruskin
CAST: Paul Whiteman, The Rhythm Boys 

Two of Hollywood’s greatest musical icons of the 1930’s, Paul Whiteman and John Murray Anderson, collaborate on one of the most ambitious Hollywood stage performances to ever emerge. An impressive line-up of premiere Jazz performers, including a young Bing Crosby, gave this film international critical acclaim.
Restored in 2016 by Universal Studios. Introduction by Peter Schade, Vice President of Technical Services at Universal Studios, and Janice Simpson, ‎Director, Content Governance and Preservation at Universal Studios.

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Tuesday, March 14th

USA/1925/B&W/70 min
DIR: Malcolm St. Clair
SCR: Pierre Collings
CAST: Pola Negri, Charles Emmett Mack, Holmes Herbert

A young European countess, played by silent film legend Pola Negri, visits relatives in a small American town. She struggles to fit in with the townspeople, who are morally offended by her smoking, drinking, and lewd behavior.
Presented with a live piano accompaniment by LA musician John Reed-Torres. Restored in 2016 by Paramount Pictures.

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USA/1961/Color/141 min
DIR: Marlon Brando
SCR: Guy Trosper, Calder Willingham
CAST: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

Brando’s first and only directorial effort tells the tale of a bank robber named Rio (played by Brando) who searches for his partner in crime (Karl Malden) who betrayed him. After spending five years in a Sonora prison, Rio escapes only to find out his partner is a respected sheriff living in fear of Rio’s return.
Restored in 2016 by Universal Studios in collaboration with The Film Foundation.

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Wednesday, March 15th

Italy/1965/B&W/115 min
DIR: Antonio Pietrangeli
SCR: Antonio Pietrangeli, Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola
CAST: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy 

A young woman named Adriana moves to Rome to become a celebrity. After she discovers the seedy underbelly of the entertainment industry and begins a series of affairs with men who can get her into the limelight, she becomes depressed trying to find a meaningful relationship.
Restored in 2016 by Criterion, Cineteca di Bologna and Titanus.

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USA/2015/Color/103 min
DIR: Stevan Riley
SCR: Stevan Riley, Peter Ettedgui
CAST: Marlon Brando, Stella Adler

Many consider Marlon Brando to be the greatest screen actor of the 20th century, but few know the man behind the performances. This film combines previously released footage of Brando including home movies, behind-the-scenes stills, and intimate audio interviews over the course of five decades to answer the question, “Who was the real Marlon Brando?”

*Open to LMU students only* 
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For press inquiries, please contact:
Julie Murray Porter
(310) 338-1697


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