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On the occasion the 100th anniversary of Amadeo Modigliani, The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles in collaboration with the San Diego Italian Film Festival, present the U.S. premiere of, “Maverick Modigliani” (Maledetto Modigliani), Italy 2020. With an introduction on the artist by Gloria Williams Sander, Curator at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena “Maverick Modigliani” is a portrayal of Amedeo Modigliani, the famous Italian Jewish painter, that goes beyond the legendary.
Born in Livorno, Tuscany, Dedo or Modì, as he was known, lived a short, tormented life, narrated here from an original point of view—that of his young common-law wife, Jeanne Hébuterne. Together with the Russian aspiring poetess Anna Achmatova and the English journalist Beatrice Hastings, these were the women whose portraits he painted, and whose faces became the icons of his art.
The action of the film unwinds through museum halls, enriched by the works of the Albertina in Vienna and the splendid exhibition dedicated to the artist at Livorno’s City Museum, as well as the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the great museums and art collections in Paris.
In English, with some parts in French and Italian with English subtitles.
Film streams online from November 13 -15, 2020