Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018 screens contemporary Italian movies

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is an annual festival of the best contemporary Italian movies with a few classics sprinkled in. It is the main Italian film festival in the United States.

Films are in Italian with English subtitles.


18th Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018

A still from Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia's 'Sicilian Ghost Story' (2017). Courtesy of Strand Releasing.

A still from Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia’s ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’ (2017). Courtesy of Strand Releasing.

The 18th Open Roads: New Italian Cinema film festival is at Film Society of Lincoln Center daily from May 31 – June 6, 2018.

This edition of the Festival spotlights classic and new works by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, in memory of Vittorio who passed this April. There is also a new digital restoration of work by Marco Ferreri and a documentary about him.

The Festival is co-presented by Film Society and Istituto Luce Cinecittà. It is organized by Film Society’s Dennis Lim and Dan Sullivan; and by Istituto Luce Cinecittà’s Carla Cattani, Griselda Guerrasio, and Monique Catalino.


Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018 Movies

Opening Night Film

Sicilian Ghost Story

Directed by Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia
Starring: Vincenzo Amato and Filippo Luna

One day after school, 12-year-old Luna (Julia Jedlikowska) follows her classmate crush Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez) into a possibly enchanted forest, from which he seems to vanish. Based on true events, the film renders Luna’s quest for the truth as a transfixing blend of realism and mythology. A Strand Releasing release.

Thursday, May 31 at 1 pm & 6 pm
Walter Reade Theater

Paulo and Vittorio Taviani Films

Rainbow: A Private Affair

Directed by Paulo Taviani, 2017

Paolo Taviani’s latest film is a sensitive, atmospheric WWII-set tale about two friends and romantic rivals who find themselves swept up in the anti-fascist movement.

Friday, June 1 at 2 pm
Monday, June 4 at 6:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater

The Night of the Shooting Stars

Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, 1982

The Taviani brothers’ crowning achievement and winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, The Night of the Shooting Stars remains one of world cinema’s great war films.

Monday, June 4 at 8:45 pm
Walter Reade Theater


Marco Ferreri Films

Marco Ferreri (1928 – 1997) started his film career in Spain. He is best known for La Grande Bouffe (1973) starring Marcello Mastroianni. The Festival presents a documentary and one of Ferreri’s early films.

Marco Ferreri: Dangerous but Necessary

Directed by Anselma Dell’Olio, 2017

This complex, multilayered portrait of the Italian filmmaker features interviews with the likes of Isabelle Huppert, Roberto Benigni, and Hanna Schygulla to give the underappreciated iconoclast his due.

Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater

The Ape Woman

Directed by Marco Ferreri, 1964

One of Ferreri’s earliest and most beloved films, this typically irreverent, freewheeling satire tells the story of an ex-nun (Annie Girardot) put on the freak show circuit by her sleazy entrepreneur husband (Ugo Tognazzi) for her distinctively furry appearance.

Tuesday, June 5 at 8:45 pm
Walter Reade Theater
Introduction by Ferreri documentarian Anselma Dell’Olio

For a complete list of Festival screenings, visit www.filmlinc.org


Open Roads: New Italian Cinema Tickets

Tickets are $15
Students, Seniors & Disabilities: $12
Members: $10

Box Office

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(South side between Amsterdam & Columbus)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Phone

(212) 875 – 5232

Online

www.filmlinc.org


Visiting Film Society of Lincoln Center

Film Society has two theater complexes across the street from each other on West 65th St.


Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

144 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(South side between Amsterdam & Columbus)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

  • Francesca Beale Theater is a 140-seat theater.
  • Howard Gilman Theater is an 85-seat theater.
  • Amphitheater is a 75-capacity theater with a 152″ plasma screen television.

The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center is Film Society’s main box office.

Wining and Dining

You can grab a quick bite or have a glass of wine before your movie at the Indie Food and Wine café.


Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(North side between Amsterdam & Columbus)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

The Walter Reade Theater is a 268-seat theater across the street from the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center.


Subway

  • (1) to 66th St – Lincoln Center
  • (A) (C)to 59th St – Columbus Circle
  • (B) (D) to 59th St – Columbus Circle

Bus

  • Uptown / Downtown: M5, M7, M10, M11 and M104
  • Crosstown: M66

Parking

There is an entrance to Lincoln Center’s Parking Garage on 65th St.


 


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