Wednesday, June 3

Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$10.00 ($5.00 Concert Member & children under 12)

More than 60 years since its original release, “The Bicycle Thief” (1948) continues to maintain its position as one of the greatest films ever made. In 2002, it was ranked as the sixth best film of all time by a director’s top ten poll conducted by Sight & Sounds Magazine. Some argue that the film resonates even more strongly today than ever as the world overcomes what many consider the biggest economic crisis since The Great Depression.

Antonio Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, at last lands himself a good job— for which he needs a bike— hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the bicycle. When Ricci finally manages to locate the thief, he has no proof and must abandon his cause. He and his son must face that without a bike, Ricci won’t be able to keep his job. Italian with English subtitles.

Running time: 90 minutes.