Thursday, September 11, 2014

sep 18-22 | rome open city | pacific cinematheque

Classic Soul Food movie at Pacific Cinematheque next week 

dir. Roberto Rossellini

Pacific Cinematheque
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:40pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 8:40pm
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:30pm

Cinematheque program notes: "Rossellini’s masterpiece of neorealism — now newly restored and newly subtitled — is one of cinema’s landmark works, and features the celebrated Anna Magnani in the role that first brought her international fame. Magnani is stirring as proud, working-class Pina, pregnant fiancée of an Italian resistance fighter caught up in the struggle against the brutal Nazi occupation. Aldo Fabrizi co-stars as Don Pietro, a partisan priest. Shot in the war-torn streets of Rome only weeks after the liberation, Rome, Open City stunned audiences around the world with its dramatic intensity and unvarnished, newsreel-like directness. The American critic James Agee was so awed by the film that he publicly proclaimed himself unable to review it! Fellini co-wrote the script and served as assistant director. “All roads lead to Rome, Open City” (Jean Luc-Godard)."

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