Rome Film Fest screens Roman Holiday at Spanish Steps

Rome remembers Gregory Peck on centenary of his birth.

The recently restored Spanish Steps will host a screening of Roman Holiday, the 1953 classic starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, on Tuesday 18 October, as part of the ongoing Rome Film Fest.

The screening of William Wyler's romantic comedy, which was filmed in Rome, takes place at 20.30 and admission is free. The event coincides with the centenary of the birth of the film's star Gregory Peck, who died in 2003, and is promoted by the Peck family with the support of the US embassy to Italy and the American Academy in Rome.

The nearby Via dei Condotti also celebrates the screening of Roman Holiday, with its glamourous shop-front windows decorated with a cinematic theme.

The following day, Wednesday 19 October, the Casa del Cinema presents a screening of Barbara Kopple's documentary A Conversation with Gregory Peck, which will be introduced by Cecilia Peck Voll and Anthony Peck. The event begins at 18.30 and admission is free. The state-of-the-art Casa del Cinema is located in Largo Marcello Mastroianni, in the Via Veneto corner of Villa Borghese park.

For full details of Rome Film Fest, which runs until 23 October, see website.