A Life In Film: Carolyn Pfeiffer
Marfa resident Carolyn Pfeiffer will be in a conversation with Thomas Beard. She will talk about her illustrious career in the film business, from working in Rome with Fellini and Visconti, to founding Island Alive and Alive Films and producing many films - working alongside some of the greatest filmmakers of our time.
Carolyn has selected The Leopard because she worked on the film and she will discuss that and more preceding the film.
Luchino Visconti / Italy, 1963 - 185 min.
Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. The film recreates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento—when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. Burt Lancaster stars as the aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane in the face of a new generation, represented by his upstart nephew (Alain Delon) and his beautiful fiancée (Claudia Cardinale). Awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, The Leopard translates Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel, and the history it recounts, into a truly cinematic masterpiece.