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NAPLES '44

Francesco Patierno's New Documentary Opens November 29 at Film Forum

Film Forum
Daily Showtimes: 12:30, 2:20, 4:15, 6:10, 8:00, 9:50
November 29-December 12

Los Angeles Opens December 8; other cities to follow

 

 PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

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ROMAN HOLLYWOOD

COMMEMORATES 80th ANNIVERSARY OF
ROME’S CINECITTÀ STUDIOS

Wednesday December 6 through Thursday, December 21

Film Forum

209 West Houston St. New York

 

SERIES INCLUDES FILMS BY WILDER, MINNELLI, SCORSESE, COPPOLA, WYLER, ROSSELLINI, DE SICA, WES ANDERSON, HUSTON, LEONE, and many more.

Hollywood discovered Italy after the war. Fueled by the lure of advantageous co-productions, tax breaks, exotic locations, the bargain-priced soundstages and work force at Rome’s Cinecittà, and by la dolce vita, American moviemakers embraced the country passionately.

Says Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, programmer of the series, “What became ‘Hollywood on the Tiber’ was an unlikely cultural/cinematic crossroad, where lavish epics like Quo Vadis, Ben Hur, and Cleopatra rose side by side with Italian Neo-realism. Rid of Fascism and entering an economic boom, Italy became a joyful, stylish symbol of Europe’s new freedom: political, cultural, and sexual – a progressive state of mind with authentic Old World backdrops, and a home-grown movie industry that could match its counterpart in California.”

In later years, Italian-Americans like Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Cimino, and Martin Scorsese have returned to make films at Cinecittà – founded eighty years ago this year by Mussolini.

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