Fri, Aug 21 | Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires

Love and Anarchy

A powerful statement on the terror of fascism, Lina Wertmüller's masterpiece of operatic emotion and subversive comedy: LOVE AND ANARCHY investigates the murky dualism between the personal and political, victim and agent, bourgeois and proletarian.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Aug 21, 2020, 8:00 PM
Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

Every Friday Night in August, Epsilon Spires transforms the parking lot into a safe socially-distanced outdoor cinema featuring innovative film screenings & performances under the stars... 

April 21st- Love and Anarchy (1973) An epic tragicomedy from director Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), LOVE AND ANARCHY plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to assassinate Mussolini. 

Giancarlo Giannini won the best acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his achingly sensitive portrayal of Tunin, a freckle-faced innocent who becomes an accidental anarchist. His contact in Rome is Salome (Mariangela Melato), a politically passionate sex-worker. The brothel is frequented both by fascist officials and anti-fascist revolutionaries. By proximity the prostitutes are privy to clandestine political strategy otherwise inaccessible to women. Salome’s strategic relationship with Mussolini's head of security, and scheming alliance with Tunin is therefore possible. While they prepare for the assassination, Tunin falls in love which threatens the entire operation.

8pm Doors Open / 8:30pm Feature Presentation, Cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients by Madame Jo's Creperie

Featuring a bar with liberating Italian libations + entry includes raffle for gift certificates to local businesses.

Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative cinema projected on a big outdoor screen. The program celebrates cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!

Layout & Tickets:

The backlot will be empty of cars and on the ground will be painted a series of circles.

Each circle will have at least six feet around it on all sides so as to be a safe socially distanced space.

We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit on in your circle – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need!

Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.

Space is limited - Reserve a ticket for a space that fits your group size:

Up to 2 people: $20 (space is 3ft x 6ft)

Up to 4 people: $40 (space is 6ft x 6ft)

Up to 6 people: $60 (space is 6ft x 9ft)

*Entry Includes Raffle Ticket for Gift Certificate to Local Business

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