School navigation


Watzek Screens: Rome, Open City

Date: 7:00pm PST February 2, 2012 Location: Miller Hall 105

Miller Hall 105

Join us for a screening of Rossellini’s Rome, Open City (1945) on Thursday, February 2, at 7pm in Miller 105. Of Rome, Open City, Rossellini says, “Back then it was inconceivable to film in a real location, to shoot in a passageway, to bring cameras into stairwells. Shooting in the streets was unheard of. ROMA, CITTA APERTA represents something new because I tried to make a film the way it should be done, accessible to everyone, outside the control of the big studio system and all the slavery that entails.”


To read more about this Neorealist film and this semester’s Italian Cinema film series, check out the Watzek Screens blog.

Questions or comments regarding Watzek Screens may be directed to Jim Bunnelle (



Contact Us