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Mario Bava & the Birth of the Italian Giallo • September 29 – October 5

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Big Screen Must SeesMario Bava & the Birth of the Italian GialloRepertory SeriesStaff Picks

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

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THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970) dir Dario Argento w/Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi [96 min; 35mm]
Writer/director Dario Argento has gone on to become the most famous figure in Italian horror – and with good reason – this, his baroque debut, was a smash hit. In it, an American in Italy (Musante) witnesses an attempted murder in an art gallery and, of course, begins his own investigation.

“[It] has the energy to support its elaborateness and the decency to display its devices with style. Something from each of its better models has stuck, and it is pleasant to rediscover old horrors in such handsome new décor.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times

“A smart, cosmopolitan, thoroughly modern whodunit comprised of geometric visuals and pulsating sexual violence.” – Jamie Graham, Total Film

“One of the most self-assured debuts of all time, a work so certain in its conception and execution that almost 40 years later I’d still quickly rank it as one of Argento’s finest.” – Tim Brayton, Antagony & EcstasyL

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