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ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

1984 / 229min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: SERGIO LEONE

CAST: ROBERT DE NIRO, JAMES WOODS, ELIZABETH MCGOVERN

Leone, known best for his sprawling Westerns, took on another distinctly American genre at the end of his career—the gangster picture. Moving back and forth along a timeline that spans from Prohibition to the late ‘60s, Leone’s rich, sad film, which manages to evoke both Proust and Fitzgerald, follows the character of Robert De Niro’s gangster Noodles from rags to riches and back again, as he considers his life from a palette in a Chinatown opium den—or is it all just a hop-head dream?

Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with Andrea Leone Films, The Film Foundation, and Regency Enterprises. Restoration funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation.

Once Upon a Time in America is screening as part of the series Imaginary Chinatown. Click here for more info.