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Chicago Revival Engagement A TRIBUTE TO STUDS TERKEL
THE ORGANIZER (I COMPAGNI)
NEW 35MM PRINT!
Best Writing Academy Awards
"[The Organizer] has warmth, humor, and a superb performance by Marcello Mastroianni" -Time
"Engrossingly human, compassionate and humorous" -New York Times
"The Organizer should be seen by any naive idealist who thinks reunionizing America will be easy" -San Francisco Weekly
"Arguably one of the great Italian films of the 1960s, it cries out for rediscovery" -Chicago Reader
Chicago icon Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and broadcaster, as well as the chronicler of the American Everyman, died at the age of 96 last year. One of his favorite films was The Organizer, a great political film from the Golden Age of Italian cinema. It stars Marcello Mastroianni as the traveling labor organizer Professor Sinigaglia, who galvanizes a group of striking workers in Southern Italy in the 1890's. Directed by Mario Monicelli, Italy, 1963, 35mm, 130 mins. In Italian with English subtitles.
Born in 1912, Studs Terkel graduated from the University of Chicago in 1932 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1934. He has acted in radio soap operas, been a disk jockey, a radio commentator, a TV emcee, and traveled all over the world doing on-the-spot interviews. He is also the celebrated author of many books including Working; Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression; Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times; The Spectator: Talk About Movies and Plays With Those Who Made Them, Will the Circle Be Unbroken : Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith and Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times.