Montclair Film + La Cinémathèque Present: Legends of the Italian Cinema



Release Year


Masters of their craft, these Italian actresses are the best of the best. Join us for this unique series as we explore the nuances of these Italian legends in some of their most outstanding performances.

Special Introductions and Q&As with Gerard Amsellem, local teacher, artist, and filmmaker from New Wave Productions will follow each screening.

Tickets are $20 ($16 for MF Members).  Purchase tickets to all four films and use Discount Code LEGENDS24 for $12 off the General Admission bundle.

Presented in Partnership with

After the Legends of the Italian Cinema screenings, continue the discussion and the love of all things Italian at Porta (499 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair). Receive 10% off your bill when you show your ticket for LA STRADA on 3/10/24, L’AVVENTURA on 4/14/24, MAMMA ROMA on 5/19/24 or A SPECIAL DAY on 6/9/24. Offer valid only on the same day as the screening. Limit one discount per ticket.

LA STRADA (1956)
Sunday, March 10 at 2:00pm

Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm

Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm

Sunday, June 9 at 2:00pm

Featured Films in this Series:

now playing


March 1 - 7

In a bustling Mexican household, seven-year-old Sol is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for the birthday party for her father, Tona, led by her mother, aunts and other relatives.

now playing

The Peasants

March 1 - 7

THE PEASANTS tells the story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village.

coming soon


March 7 - 14

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

coming soon

Persepolis (2007)

March 30 & April 2

PERSEPOLIS is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


coming soon

Mississippi Masala (1991)

March 23 & 26

Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi.


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