The Indie Film Corner: ‘The Great Beauty’

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The film “The Great Beauty,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino will be shown at USCB Center For the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, on Monday, January 20 at 7 p.m. This Italian film with English subtitles is about journalist Jep Gambardella (played by Toni Servillo) who has been a fixture in Rome’s literary and social circles since the legendary success of his one and only novel. Armed with a roguish charm, he has seduced his way through the city’s lavish night life for decades, but when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: A timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time.