Above: Graphic of a scene in Roma, Città Aperta (Rome, Open City).
On October 30, 2011 the Museum of Photographic Arts will host the Italian film, "Roma, Città Aperta (Rome, Open City)" in honor of the San Diego Italian Film Festival. The movie will be shown in Italian and will have English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the museum.
About the movie:
Directed by Roberto Rossellini in 1945, the movie is set in Post-war Rome for this lyrical and heartbreaking character study of bitterness, loneliness and reconciliation in the months following Italy's liberation by the Allies. It is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and left the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake.
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