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Terrorism, Italian Style


In the political drama Good Morning, Night, young Communist anarchists kidnap a government official, argue politics with him, then put him on trial. The film is based on events from 1978, when the Red Brigade stashed Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro in a hidden room of a member's house, from which Moro wrote letters while his captors negotiated his release. Like the similarly titled Good Night, and Good Luck, Good Morning, Night uses actual news footage to lend the story more authenticity. Be warned, though; the film assumes that audiences know the outcome of the ordeal and leaves the ending vague. You'll have to do a Google search if you're too young to remember. Nevertheless, the movie is a sharp, thoughtful chronicle of semi-conscientious terrorists at the tipping point.
Fri., March 10, 9:35 p.m.; Sat., March 11, 5:30 p.m.

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