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The Best of Rome
MOVIES IN ENGLISH

Thursday, April 20- Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Fate of the Furious
The eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, in which Charlize Theron plays Cipher, the latest villain to torment Dominic Toretto and his crew, while Helen Mirren joins the cast after publicly lobbying for a role to sate her real-life love of racing. With Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Scott Eastwood. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton). In the New York Times, Manohla Dargis wrote, "Zoom, crash, repeat with squealing, burning and flaming tires - it's all predictably absurd and self-mocking, and often a giggle when not a total yawn." In Rolling Stone, Peter Travers wrote, "Not as fast or fine as Furious 7, but still party time for action junkies and auto-erotics. The Rock and Statham steal the show from Diesel, which is a good thing." And in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mick Lasalle wrote, "Nothing makes sense here. Nothing."

Multisala Lux, Via Matciuccoli 33 (Trieste) tel 06 86 391 361
8, 10:30 pm

Barberini, Piazza Barberini, 24/26 tel 06 86 391 36
4, 6:45, 9:15 pm

Beauty and the Beast
Disney's live-action re-telling of the studio's 1991 animated classic with Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans, Kevin Kline Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson directed by r Bill Condon. In the New York Times, A.O. Scott wrote, "Its classicism feels unforced and fresh. Its romance neither winks nor panders. It looks good, moves gracefully and leaves a clean and invigorating aftertaste. I almost didn't recognize the flavor: I think the name for it is joy."  And in the Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper wrote, "Bill Condon's take on Beauty and the Beast is almost overwhelmingly lavish, beautifully staged and performed with exquisite timing and grace by the outstanding cast."

Fiamma Multisala, Via Leonida Bissolati, 43 tel 06 8880 1284
4, 6:30 pm




Personal Shopper
A  French pyshcological thriller written and directed by Oilvier Assayas, in which Kristen Stewart plays a twin whose brother has died. They have made a pact that who ever goes first will send the other a sign from the other side, so she goes to his Paris apartment, hoping to hear from him.  At Cannes, director Assayas shared the Best Director Award with Christian Mungiu for his film "Graduation." It is not to open worldwide until April 13, but early reviews were mostly good. In The New Yorker, Anthony Lane wrote, "Without quite preparing you for it, 'Personal Shopper' becomes a sneakily effective horror film, complete with a gruesome murder and Hitchcockian flourishes of menace and misdirection. " And in Rolling Stone, Peter Travers wrote, "For those seeking resolution, this unlikely ghost story will be a frustrating exercise. But Kristen Stewart and director Assayas are chasing something ephemeral that is pure cinema." While in the Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips wrote, "The movie barely hangs together, but there's a kind of magic in that word 'barely' when you're in that movie's thrall.

Fiamma Multisala, Via Leonida Bissolati, 43 tel 06 8880 1284
3:45, 6, 8:15, 10:30 pm


Hidden Figures
An Oscar-winner, the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, despite their battles against sexism and racism.  In Rolling Stone, Peter Travers wrote, "This untold story of African-American females who helped NASA conquer the cosmos features three incredible performances. Corny at times, sure, but you'll still want to stand up and cheer. And in the New York Times, A.O. Scott wrote, "There is something to be said for a well-told tale with a clear moral and a satisfying emotional payoff."

Fiamma Multisala, Via Leonida Bissolati, 43 tel 06 8880 1284
9 pm

Dei Piccoli, Viale della Pineta, 15 ( Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese)  tel 06 8553485
10:15 pm



Whitney - Can I Be Me
A new documentary written and directed by Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Biggie & Tupac), who did not receive the blessing of the Houston estate for the project. Using previously unseen footage (made by co-director Rudi Dolezal) about Houston’s 1999 tour, the 69-year-old director explores an exceptional talent and troubled artist uses archival footage to explore the life and tragic death of the singer.

Monday, April 24 only:

Barberini,Piazza Barberini, 24/26 tel 06 86 391 36
8:15 10:30 pm

Alhambra, Via Pier delle Vigne, 4 (Cornelia) tel  06 6603 2467
8:15 10:30 pm

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UCI Cinemas
Porta di Roma, Roma Est, Parco Leonardo shopping malls and Marconi (Via Enrico Fermi)
The chain of multiplexes shows first-run films in English from time to time, on a one-day only basis.
www.ucicinemas.it

Nuovo Cinema Aquila
Via L'Aquila 68 tel 06 70614390
Shows first run films, changing daily
www.cinemaaquila.com

Il Kino
Via Perugia 34 (Casilina, Pigneto) tel 06 965 25810
Now showing second-run films in the original language with Italian subtitles. €5 entrance.
www.ilkino.it

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The Casa del Cinema is located in a villa on the grounds of the Borghese Gardens. Inside you'll find projection rooms, a library, a cafe, and a 2,500 DVD library with 24 Toshiba laptops available for viewing movies in private cubicles. The auditorium shows both new and vintage films, sometimes in English. It's possible to purchase an "Amici Casa del Cinema" card, which gets you into the screenings and gives you preferred treatment when reserving space to view DVD's. To get there, enter the Borghese Gardens at the top of Via Veneto (Piazzale del Brasile) and proceed to Largo Marcello Mastroianni.
For info call 06 423601.
www.casadelcinema.it


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