We’re a lucky, lucky bunch to live in a city where we’re at the wellspring of new film and the source of cinematic reconsideration, where grind-house becomes art-house and a dum-dum boy can be made into a bandana-wearing teddy bear genius. See all that and more this week and beyond.
This Oscar-winning crime caper follows the trail of a top cop (Gian Maria Volonte) who kills his mistress (Florinda Bolkan), then tests whether he’ll be charged with the crime. The corruption-riddled and flashback-strewn satire is a suspenseful, angry examination of systematic misconduct and impunity for those in power. The screening is part of “The Italian Connection: Poliziotteschi and Other Crime Films of the 1960s and 70s,” a series focusing on Italy’s noir-ish urban cop flicks of that era.