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To Be Twenty

Director: Fernando Di Leo Run Time: 94 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 1978 Language: Italian with English Subtitles

Starring: Gloria Guida, Lilli Carati, Ray Lovelock, Vincenzo Crocitti

Two young women search for sexual freedom but find something different in Fernando Di Leo’s TO BE TWENTY (AVERE VENT’ANNI).

Celebrate Italy with our pre-party that starts at 9:30pm in Lo-Res featuring Italo DJ set by Damian PM of (Health Klub) (Friday night only) and the specialty cocktail with Gruppo Campari that will also be available in the theater! 

Each audience member will receive a special gift courtesy of our partner, Babeland!

Better known for his crime movies, Fernando Di Leo’s To Be Twenty (Avere Vent’Anni) takes the sexuality inherent to all his films and puts it at the core of the story. Twenty, beautiful, sexy and liberated, and fed up with their provincial lives, Lia and Tina decide to hitchhike their way to Rome to find a commune where they can stay and live the life of free love…or so they think. Things don’t go as they have planned and soon they become involved in prostitution, the police and an aggressive gang which all culminates with a brutal and unexpected violent end. Part of the censoring of many Italian films of the 1960s and 1970s that showed sex and politics on screen.

Note: we are screening the uncensored director’s cut which contains the original and rather violent ending.

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