MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2016***** ROME OPEN CITY ***** directed by ROBERTO ROSSELLINI with ANNA MAGNANI and ALDO FABRIZI

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Only several months after Rome’s liberation in 1945,  some of the world’s most influential Italian filmmakers came together to write a script for a docudrama that would go on to be awarded Grand Prize at the 1946 Cannes Festival.  Regarded as a critical landmark for Italian neorealism,  Rome Open City exposes and illustrates the harrowing struggle that women and children faced as they tried to protect themselves from the Nazis, while maintaining compassion and self-respect during Rome’s occupation.

“Much is devastating — but Rossellini found room, too, for the humour and warmth of everyday life.” – Dave Calhoun, Time Out

Directed by Roberto Rossellini                                                                                                           Written by: Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, and Sergio Amadei

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