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Thursday, February 17 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017


The critically acclaimed film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Winner of a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay, and for Casey Affleck for best actor, with multiple Oscar nominations. In The New Yorker, Richard Brody wrote, "It's less a movie of aesthetics than of synesthesia, transmitting an unbearable burden of inner coldness and emptiness by means of warmhearted wonder." And in  the New York Times,  A.O. Scott called the film "a finely shaded portrait, a study in individual misery set in a place that is observed with care and affection."

Nuovo Olimpia,Via in Lucina 16/g  (near via del Corso, via Frattina) tel 06 8880 1283
3:45, 6:25, 9 pm


Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, and set in inner city Miami, the story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. The film was widely praised and nominated for multiple BAFTA awards, and Oscars and won a Golden Globe for Picture of the Year.. In the New York Times, A.O. Scott called it, " both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces."

Nuovo Olimpia,Via in Lucina 16/g  (near via del Corso, via Frattina) tel 06 8880 1283
3:45, 6, 8:15, 10:30 pm

50 Shades Darker
Just in time for Valentine's Day, in this sequel, Anastasia has broken off her relationship with the troubled Christian to pursue a new career in a Seattle publishing house. Reviews ranged from bad to horrible, to too ludicrous to bother reviewing. In the Wrap, Alonso Duralde wrote, "It's nice that the two photogenic leads are treating sex like a pleasurable activity rather than an onerous chore in this second entry, but overall, the film plays like an un-asked-for collaboration between the Hallmark and Playboy Channels.. "

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


Lala Land
The first new movie musical in a long, long time, the film garnered an astounding 14 Oscar nominations. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the perfunctory plot, set in contemporary Los Angeles, tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet.  Reviews were almost universally good to great. In the New York Times, A.O. Scott wrote, "It doesn't so much look back longingly at past masters like Vincente Minnelli, Nicholas Ray, Stanley Donen and Jacques Demy (to name a few) as tap into their mojo, insisting on their modernity and its own classicism in the same gesture."  Peter Travers wrote in Rolling Stone, "La La does nothing less than jolt the movie musical to life for the 21st century. You leave exhilarated by Damien Chazelle's nonstop inventiveness, dazzled by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and thrilled how they made movies magic again."  And in The New Yorker, Anthony Lane suggested, "Catch the film on the largest screen you can find, with a sound system to match, even if that means journeying all day."

Intrastevere, via Moroni (Trastevere9
10:30 pm

Caravaggio,Via Paisiello 24/i (Parioli) tel 06 841 1266
9:30 pm




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.

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

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.


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.

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