CALUMET -- Club Indigo, the Calumet Theatre's monthly food and film event, will present one of the greatest Italian movies this Friday, June 12. In fact, this film is listed in two international listings as, respectively, one of the six greatest movies ever made, and one of the ten greatest movies ever made.
And well deserving, this film is a powerful depiction of Rome in rubble following the collapse at the end of WWII -- at a time when poverty was the norm, and work was near impossible to be had.
THE BICYCLE THIEF, directed by Vittorio de Sica, is the film. It traces a father and his little son as they criss-cross the ruins of the great city in their desperate search for their only means of survival, their stolen bicycle. The movie begins at 7:15 p.m., preceded by an Italian buffet at 6 p.m. from Chef Cormack of the Laurium Irish Times. Cost for film and buffet, $21; film alone, $6. A call to the theater at least a day before the event will assure seating at the buffet: 337-2610. (Children ten and under receive a special discount.)