Some movies invent a genre to which their successors can only aspire. Jean Renoir’s Rules of the Game is one. Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece is another. Mutilated on its initial American release, this sumptuous historical drama—more pageant than action film, less reconstruction than reverie—has an artistry that’s only comprehensible in the uncut Italian version, projected on the big screen.
Showtimes are at 2 PM. Tickets are free with museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go to [www.movingimage.us] (http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2012/08/11/detail/the-leopard).
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