Events around Rome
BY ILARIA D'ONOFRIO, PROGRAM ASSISTANT, FAll 2018
THE 13th ROME FILM FESTIVAL:
Held from 18th to 28th October 2018 at the Auditorium "Parco della Musica" and in other venues throughout the city of Rome. The event hosts a large programme of screenings, master classes, tributes, retrospectives, panels and special events a cinema fan can attend.
Website link: http://www.romacinemafest.it/en/festa-cinema-roma/
The programme of this week includes:
Felix Van Groeningen
22/10 Cinema Hall 20:00 € 12
26/10 My Cityplex Savoy 20:00 € 12
At 18, Nic Sheff was a good student, but he tries methamphetamines and goes almost instantly to a full-blown dependency. The Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction and we see their journey through Nic’s struggle, his father David’s efforts to save his son: a portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery.
If Beale Street Could Talk
22/10 My Cityplex Savoy 20:00 € 12
26/10 Sala Sinopoli 17:00 € 12 Pubb Acc
Set in early-1970s Harlem, Manhattan. Since childhood, 19-year old Tish and her fiancé Alonzo, known as Fonny, dream of a life together. When Fonny is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, Tish, who has just discovered she is pregnant, must deal with the unexpected prospect of being a mother, without her partner on her side. the girl never loses hope, supported by her inner strength and the affection of her family.
They Shall Not Grow Old
23/10 Sala Sinopoli 15:00 € 12
28/10 MAXXI 19:30 € 10
This documentary has been created for the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, exclusively with original footage from the British Imperial War Museums’ film archive and audio from BBC archives. The movie brings to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation.
27/10 Sala Sinopoli 19:00 €23
27/10 Cinema Hall 20:00 €12
28/10 Cinema Hall 17:30 €12
28/10 Cinema Savoy 22:30 €12
Italy, 1990. On the night when Italy’s national football team is eliminated from the World Cup by Argentina, a well-known film producer is found dead in the Tiber River. The main suspects for the murder are three young aspiring screenwriters, hauled in front of the Carabinieri to tell their version of what happened.
23/10 Cinema Hall 20:00 € 12
26/10 My Cityplex Savoy 15:30 € 12
Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents when he’s 19. At this point he’s faced with a choice: either undergo gay conversion therapy or else be disowned by his family and shunned by his friends, and have to give up his faith as well.
26/10 Cinema Hall 20:00 € 12
27/10 Sala Petrassi 22:00 € 12
27/10 My Cityplex Savoy 22:30 € 12
Spencer and Warren want to turn their life around and decided to steal a very rare antique book kept in the university library. They recruit two other partners, and begin to plan the theft but a series of extravagant turns of events await them.
An Elephant Sitting Still
27/10 Teatro Studio G. B. SIAE 15:00 €10
To protect his friend, Wei Bu pushes the school bully down the staircase and sends him to the hospital. Fearing for the consequences, Wei escapes and is joined by his neighbor Wang Jin, a 60-year old who is estranged from his family, and his classmate Huang Ling. Together they went to Manzhouli, in Manchuria, where a legendary circus elephant is said to spend his time simply sitting still, indifferent to the world.
Monsters and Men
Reinaldo Marcus Green
25/10 Cinema Hall 20:30 € 12
26/10 My Cityplex Savoy 22:30 € 12
One night in Brooklyn, an unarmed black man is killed after a confrontation with the police. Also involved in the affair is an eyewitness who filmed the aggression with his smartphone, a police official and a young student who is a rising baseball star. Through their eyes, we will come to a deeper understanding of a community unsettled by racial tensions, which is fighting for a better future.
Il flauto magico di Piazza Vittorio
Mario Tronco, Gianfranco Cabiddu
23/10 Sala Sinopoli 19:30 €12
26/10 Cinema Hall 15:00 €12
A musical in 8 languages in which the musicians in the multiethnic Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio revisit and reinterpret Mozart’s opera, enriching it and giving in a contemporary setting, each artist according to their own traditions and musical cultura
BRUSCHETTA FESTIVAL: 27-28 Oct
This food festival take place in “Parco Egeria”, an outdoor restaurant in Via dell’Almone, next to the Caffarella Park and Appia Nuova Street. From 10am to 6 pm you can go there and enjoy a delicious meal, which comprehend:
-more than 100 types of italian “Bruschette”, with different sauces, creams and cheeses;
-the famous Roman “Panzanella”, which is a slice of bread soaked into olive oil and fresh tomatos on top of it;
-pizza with Ariccia’s “Porchetta”;
-supplì and other roman fried food;
- pasta Amatriciana and Cacio&Pepe;
- roasted meat;
- italian tiramisù, with various cream;
- crafted beer.
Prepare yourself to discover how much Italian people love to spend their weekends with friends and families, eating delicious food.
COMPLESSO DEL VITTORIANO: ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITION
From the 3 of October to the 3 of February 2019 roman people and tourists have the wonderful opportunity to immerge themselves into Andy Warhol mind and his Pop Art. The exhibition at the Victorian Complex, with more than 170 pieces of art, want to reflect the life of an extraordinary artist, who have changed the world of modern art, music, cinema and fashion, creating a new conception of beauty.