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Screening: Cake in the Sky (La torta in cielo)

December 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm CST

December 9, 2023
5:00 PM
Dave Barber Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg

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  • $10 | General
  • $8 | Students & Seniors
  • $6 | Members

Dir. Lino Del Fra
1973, Italy, 102 min
Italian with English subtitles

The first North American screening of a 50-year-old antiwar film that Italian authorities tried to suppress! A socialist propaganda film disguised as a children’s film, the satirical La torta in cielo (1973, Lino Del Fra) begins as a flying UFO-sized cake symbolizing socialism crashes into an impoverished Roman suburb, and is quickly claimed by the children of the underclass. But just as they are celebrating their good fortune, the adult forces of capitalism—army, media, police, and profit-driven scientific industry—descend to attempt to steal, spread lies, and destroy their treasure. What ensues is an all out war between children and adults; between the spirit of socialism and the rapacious greed of the ruling class.

Presented with the support of Winnipeg Peace Alliance. Guest programmed by Irene Bindi.


December 9, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm CST