Rome Open City:

Christmas Italian Style

Friday, December 21 | 8 pm


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Roberto Rossellini is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. And it was with his trilogy of films made during and after World War II—Rome Open CityPaisan, and Germany Year Zero—that he left his first transformative mark on cinema. With their stripped-down aesthetic and unorthodox approaches to storytelling, these intensely emotional works were international sensations and came to define the neorealist movement. A harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it, the film stars Aldo Fabrizi as a priest helping the partisan cause and Oscar-winner Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiancée of a resistance member. A shockingly immediate, authentic experience conceived and directed amid the ruin of the Second World War, Rome Open City garnered awards around the globe and left the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake.


Director Roberto Rossellini | 1945 | In Italian with English subtitles | 103 minutes | NR | DCP 

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