Sicilia! - Virtual Cinema
- If you are interested in supporting us during these hard times while watching great cinema, here’s your chance! By using the links we provide, you can watch these films at home and you will be supporting us. For each film you rent, a percentage of the cost will go directly to the Riverview.
Virtual admission is $12. Click here or use the buy tickets link above.
For a full list of our Virtual Cinema titles click here.
Something as simple as a herring roasting on a hearth, or a meal of bread, wine and winter melon, takes on the humble aura of a Caravaggio painting in this masterful film. That is to say, Straub-Huillet extol ordinary Sicilians who are poor of means but rich in spirit. Filmed in Syracuse and Messina, Sicilia! is a tragicomedy involving an orange peddler, an Italian recently returned from America, two “stinky” police officers, a guilt-stricken landowner, a traveling knife sharpener and, perhaps most unforgettably, an indomitable peasant mother who reminisces about meals of snails and wild chicory, her husband’s philandering and cowardice, and her own father’s belief in an honest day’s labor, socialism, and St. Joseph.
20th Anniversary Digital Restoration
- 90 mins.