Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Ennio Morricone Film Festival at the New York City Museum of Modern Art


In collaboration with Cinecittà, Rome, MoMA celebrates Ennio Morricone (1928–2020), one of the greatest movie composers of all time, with a retrospective of more than 35 films spanning his nearly 60-year career. With more than 17 new digital restorations as well as 35mm archival prints, the exhibition presents a rich selection of films featuring Morricone’s most renowned scores (including Sergio Leone’s Man with No Name trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Roland Joffe’s The Mission, Bernard Bertolucci’s 1900 and Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso) alongside more unsung titles (Sergio Corbucci’s Navajo Joe and The Great Silence, Sergio Solima’s The Big Countdown and Revolver, Mario Bava’s Danger:Diabolik, and Mikhail Kalatozov’s The Red Tent among them).

A rare German television program from 1967 features Morricone himself performing as part of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (“The Group”), the radically experimental collective of composer-musicians who banded together in Rome in 1964 in a utopian spirit of nonhierarchical improvisation. Morricone’s ingenious forging of classical instrumentation with new electronic technologies, musique concrète and jazz, and seriality and noise carried over into his film scoring. His self-conscious use of mouth harps, pan pipes, bells, twanging guitars, cantering drums and—ever and always—the human voice and whistle revolutionized the music of popular genre moviemaking, from Westerns and horror to operatic comedy and melodrama, and continues to influence contemporary composers and musicians as far ranging as Hans Zimmer, Angelo Badalamenti, Radiohead, John Zorn, Mica Levi, Jay-Z, and Metallica.

Organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, and Francisco Valente, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; and Camilla Cormanni and Paola Ruggiero, Cinecittà. Thanks to Cineteca Nazionale (Maria Bonsanti), Giovanni Morricone, and Marco Cicala.

Museum of Modern Art

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New York City, New York 10019

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Fri, Dec 1, 7:00 p.m.

Cinema Paradiso. 1988. Written anddirected by Giuseppe Tornatore

Fri, Dec 2, 1:30 p.m.

Film – “I basilischi” (The Lizards). 1963. Written and directed by Lina Wertmüller

Sat, Dec 2, 3:30 p.m.

Film – “Ennio: The Maestro”. 2021. Written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

Sat, Dec 2, 7:00 p.m.

“Per un pugno di dollari” (A Fistful of Dollars). 1964. Directed by Sergio Leone

Sun, Dec 3, 1:00 p.m.

“Per qualche dollaro in più” (For a Few Dollars More). 1965. Directed by Sergio Leone

Sun, Dec 3, 4:00 p.m.

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly). 1966. Directed by Sergio Leone

Tue, Dec 5, 4:0 p.m.

La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers). 1965. Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Tue, Dec 5, 6:30 p.m.

“I pugni in tasca” (Fists in the Pocket). 1965. Written and directed by Marco Bellocchio

Thu, Dec 7, 4:00 p.m.

“Navajo Joe”. 1966. Directed by Sergio Corbucci

Thu, Dec 7, 6:30 p.m.

“La resa dei conti” (The Big Gundown).

1967. Directed by Sergio Solima

Fri, Dec 8, 4:00 p.m.

“Revolver”. 1973. Directed by Sergio Sollima

Sun, Dec 10, 4:00 p.m.

“Il grande silenzio” (The Great Silence). 1968. Directed by Sergio Corbucci

Tue, Dec 12, 4:00 p.m.

“Krasnaya palatka” (The Red Tent). 1969. Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov

Tue, Dec 12, 7:30 p.m.

“Nuova Consonanza – Komponisten improvisieren im Kollektiv” (Nuova Consonanza: Composers Improvise Collectively). 1967. Directed by Theo Gallehr

Thu, Dec 14, 4:30 p.m.

“Le clan des Siciliens” (The Sicilian Clan). 1969. Directed by Henri Verneuil

Thu, Dec 14, 7:30 p.m.

“Teorema”. 1968. Written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Fri, Dec 15, 4:30 p.m.

“Two Mules for Sister Sara”. 1970. Directed by Don Siegel

Fri, Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.

C’era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West). 1968. Directed by Sergio Leone

Sat, Dec 16, 3:30 p.m.

Il deserto dei Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars). 1976. Directed by Valerio Zurlini

Sat, Dec 16, 6:30 p.m.

“Once Upon a Time in America” [European theatrical version]. 1984. Directed by Sergio Leone

Mon, Dec 18, 6:30 p.m.

“Diabolik” (Danger: Diabolik). 1968. Directed by Mario Bava

Tue, Dec 19, 4:00 p.m.

“Sacco e Vanzetti” (Sacco and Vanzetti). 1971. Directed by Giuliano Montaldo

Wed, Dec 20, 4:00 p.m.

“Un bellissimo novembre” (That Splendid November). 1969. Directed by Mauro Bolognini

Wed, Dec 20, 6:30 p.m.

“Metello”. 1970. Directed by Mauro Bolognini

Thu, Dec 21, 4:00 p.m.

“Un tranquillo posto di campagna” (A Quiet Place in the Country). 1968. Directed by Elio Petri

Thu, Dec 21, 6:30 p.m.

“Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni Sospetto” (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion). 1970. Directed by Elio Petri

TSun, Dec 24, 1:30 p.m.

“Le foto proibite di una signora per bene” (The Forbidden Photos of a Lady above Suspicion). 1970. Directed by Luciano Ercoli

Thu, Dec 28, 4:00 p.m.

“Il gatto a nove code” (The Cat o'Nine Tails). 1971. Written and directed by Dario Argento

Thu, Dec 28, 6:30 p.m.

“Una lucertola con la pelle di donna” (A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin). 1971. Directed by Lucio Fulci

Fri, Dec 29, 4:00 p.m.

“Cosa avete fatto a Solange?” (What Have You Done to Solange?). 1972. Directed by Massimo Dallamano

Fri, Dec 29, 6:30 p.m.

“Gente di rispetto” (The Flower in His Mouth). 1975. Directed by Luigi Zampa

Sun, Dec 31, 1:30 p.m.

“Gli occhiali d’oro” (The Gold-Rimmed Glasses). 1987. Directed by Giuliano Montaldo

Mon, Jan. 1, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

“Novocento” (1900). 1976. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Wed, Jan 3, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

“Allonsanfàn” (Allonsanfan). 1974. Written and directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Wed, Jan 3, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

“The Mission”. 1986. Directed by Roland Joffé

Thu, Jan 4, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

“The Hateful Eight”. 2015. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino

Thu, Jan 4, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

“The Thing”. 1982. Directed by John Carpenter

Fri, Jan 5, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

“The Untouchables”. 1987. Directed by Brian De Palma

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