“Rome, Open City” by Rossellini at Metro Theatre

8 Oct

Roma, Citta Aperta (Rome, Open City) directed by Roberto Rossellini and co-written by Fellini is a staple of the foreign film enthusiast. Metro Cinemas, with a penchant for the classics and avant-garde, is putting this film back up on the big screen for a few weeks. Whether you’re a writer, a film-maker, a photographer, historian, or any kind of self-proclaimed artist, I entreat you to see this film.

A customer-written review from IMDB.com does a good job of providing a summary:

During the Nazi occupation of Rome, the resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi aka Luigi Ferrari (Marcello Pagliero) is chased by the Gestapo. His friend Francesco (Francesco Grandjacquet), who is going to marry the widow Pina (Anna Magnani), together with the priest Don Pietro Pellegrini (Aldo Frabrizi) help him to get a new identity and leave Rome. [[Rest deleted for spoiler-sake]]

Check out this film at Metro theatre, blocks away from the UW campus:

Metro Cinemas
4500 9th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 781-5755

… get down and fandango! Oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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