Detroit Film Theatre


Monday, June 20, 2011

6:00 PM

Originally scheduled for June 9 but postponed due to a power outage, this event will now take place on Monday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the DIA's Lecture Hall. Use the Detroit Film Theatre (John R. street) entrance.
Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, Vittorio De Sica’s Academy Award–winning The Bicycle Thief defined an era in cinema. In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle, his main means of transportation for work. With his wide-eyed young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and dazzlingly rich in human insight, The Bicycle Thief embodied all the greatest strengths of the neorealist film movement in Italy. Oscar-winning film editor Richard Chew, who edited Star Wars and is the Bob Allison (Allesee) Media Professor in the Department of Communication, Wayne State University, will introduce a screening of The Bicycle Thief, and will then present a film he edited - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) starring Jack Nicholson - which he feels was strongly influenced by De Sica's film. Mr. Chew will discuss both films and answer audience questions during a break between the screenings. 
NOTE: The Crystal Gallery Cafe will not be open for this performance.
This event is made possible by the Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Chair in Media in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. Mr. Chew appears courtesy of the Visiting Artists program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tickets are $5.00; DIA members free!