Martin Eden

a film by Pietro Marcello

Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman.

“An absolute blast. Includes documentary footage, wealthy decadence, left-wing politics, angry speeches (in Italian!), beautiful women, square-jawed men, quotations from Baudelaire and the heroic deployment of manual typewriters, hand-rolled cigarettes, ascots and Volvo sedans. EVERYTHING I LOVE IN MOVIES, more or less.” 
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“One of the most epic-feeling Italian movies in years, A THROWBACK TO ’70s-ERA BIG-CANVAS STATEMENTS. Lead actor Luca Marinelli, rousing in every scene, comes within hailing distance of the young Robert De Niro.” 
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“A KALEIDOSCOPIC HISTORICAL FANTASIA that seems possessed by the ghosts of Italian cinema.” 
– Imogen Sara Smith, Film Comment

– Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

Opens October 16 – In Theaters

Hollywood FL, Cinema Paradiso
Ft. Lauderdale FL, Savor Cinema
Sarasota FL, Burns Court

Opens October 16 – Virtual Cinema
New York City, Film at Lincoln Center TICKETS
Brooklyn NY, BAM Cinema TICKETS
Los Angeles CA, Laemmle Theaters TICKETS
Los Angeles, CA, Acropolis, TICKETS
Ashville, NC, Fine Arts Theatre, TICKETS
Austin, TX, Austin Film Society, TICKETS
Baltimore, MD, Charles Theater, TICKETS
Brookline, Coolidge, TICKETS
Buffalo, NY, North Park Theatre, TICKETS
Burlington, VT, Vermont International Film Festival, TICKETS
Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Cinematheque, TICKETS
Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Cinemas, TICKETS
Columbus, OH, Wexner Center, TICKETS
Concord, NH, Red River Theatres, TICKETS
Detroit, MI, Film Lab, TICKETS
Durham, NC, Carolina Theatre, TICKETS
Fayetteville, NC, Cameo Art House Theatre, TICKETS
Florence, OR, City Lights Cinemas, TICKETS
Gettysburg, PA, Majestic Gettysburg, TICKETS
Hudson, NY, Time & Space Limited, TICKETS
Huntington, NY, Cinema Arts Centre, TICKETS
Iowa City, IA, Film Scene, TICKETS
Ithaca, NY, Cinemapolis, TICKETS
Kansas City, Tivoli / Nelson-Atkins, TICKETS
Lambertville, NJ, Acme Screening Room, TICKETS
Louisville, KY, Speed Art Museum, TICKETS
Nashville, TN, Belcourt, TICKETS
Oklahoma City, OK, OKCMOA, TICKETS
Omaha, Film Streams
Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs Cultural Center, TICKETS
Patchogue, NY, Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, TICKETS
Pensacola, FL, Pensacola Cinema Art, TICKETS
Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Film Society, TICKETS
Pleasantville, NY, Jacob Burns Film Center, TICKETS
Port Townsend, WA, Rose Theatre, TICKETS
Portland ME, Portland Museum of Art, TICKETS
Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor Cinema, TICKETS
Salt Lake City, Broadway
San Diego, CA, Cinema Society – San Diego, TICKETS
San Rafael, CA, Rafael Film Center, TICKETS
St. Helena, CA, Cameo, TICKETS
Summit, NJ, Film Society of Summit, TICKETS
Tampa, Tampa Theater, TICKETS
Tucson, AZ, The Loft, TICKETS
Vancouver, BC, Vancouver International Film Festival, TICKETS
Winston Salem, NC, Aperture Cinema, TICKETS

Opens October 20 – Virtual Cinema

Bryn Mawr, PA, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, TICKETS

Opens October 21 – Virtual Cinema

Houston, TX, Museum of Fine Arts, TICKETS

Opens October 23rd – In Theater

Coral Gables FL, Coral Gables Art Cinema
Springfield MO, Moxie Cinema

Opens October 23 – Virtual Cinema

Minneapolis, MN, MSP Film Society, TICKETS
Springfield, MO, Moxie Cinema, TICKETS
Westerly, RI, United Theater, TICKETS

Opens October 30 – Virtual Cinema

Bellingham, WA, Pickford Theater, TICKETS
Rockford, ME, Strand Theater, TICKETS