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Italian Style in partnership with The Northwest Film Center

MARCH 6-22


The Portand Art Museum’s exhibition, Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, provides the inspiration for this survey of iconic Italian cinema classics from the 1950s and ‘60s. Italian fashion, and everything from Italian attitude and automobiles to food, design and Vespas, influenced audiences, filmmmakers and culture worldwide. A legacy of enduring films, directors and stars timelessly endures, with such films as Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée and Anita Ekberg) and Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura (Monica Vitti), as well as American films such as William Wyler’s Roman Holiday (Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Barefoot Contessa (Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart). Also included in the series are Matt Tyrnauer’s Valentino: The Last Emperor, a portrait of one of the key figures in Italian fashion history, and British director David Lean’s influential Summertime, starring Katharine Hepburn.

The complete program for the Italian Style Film Series can be found at


Roman Holiday, 1953, Chromogenic print, Courtesy of Paramount Pictures;