ROME: OPEN CITY (1945)
September 29, 2012 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Director Rosellini’s landmark drama shows how everyday Italians turned despair to resistance in the face of Nazi oppression. Shot on the spot in wartime Rome with scant resources Rossellini captures the consciousness of that experience with shocking authenticity. He planted his camera in the middle of real life, peppered it with gifted actors and so initiated the Italian NeoRealist film genre, OPEN CITY garnered awards all over the world. It transformed stage star Anna Magnani into a great screen presence, and co-scriptwriter, Federico Fellini went on to become one of the world’s great film directors. ArtRage will celebrate the films of Fellini in a retrospective every Saturday night in October.
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize, NY Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Film, National Board of Review: Best Actress, Best Foreign Film, Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize, NY Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Film, National Board of Review: Best Actress, Best Foreign Film.
$5 Suggested Donation