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Marriage Italian Style

Director: Vittorio De Sica Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1964 Language: Italian with English Subtitles

Starring: Aldo Puglisi, Marcello Mastroianni, Marilu' Tolo, Sophia Loren, Tecla Scarano

Nitehawk NAUGHTIES and Babeland celebrate Valentine’s Day (and the launch of the 2017 program BODY POLITICS) with a 35mm presentation of Vittorio de Sica’s MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (Matrimonio all’Italiana).

Each audience member will receive a special Valentine gift courtesy of Babeland! Also featuring the Italian-inspired cocktail with Gruppo Campari: AMERICANO (Campari, Cinzano Rosso Vermouth, soda water)

After-party in Lo-Res featuring Italo DJ set by Damian PM of (Health Klub) and Eli Cohen of (Alliance Upholstery). 

Marriage Italian Style is a classic Italian combination of sex and humor starring two cinematic legends, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. When handsome, successful Domenico (Mastroianni) first meets the sexy young waif Filomena ( Loren) in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena — who has now become Domenico’s kept woman and has secretly borne his children — learns that her lover is planning to wed another, she stops at nothing to hook him into marrying her instead. Filmed at the cusp of the sexual revolution, the film uses and pokes at the stereotypical roles of men and women that were on the verge of being upended.

Part of the 2017 Nitehawk Naughties BODY POLITICS program in partnership with Babeland.