English-language cinema under the stars in Rome

Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema screens 21 films in English or with English subtitles.

1 June-1 Aug. Piazza S. Cosimato in the Trastevere district becomes a free open-air cinema this summer, from 1 June until 1 August.

For more than 60 nights the public can enjoy a diverse programme of films featuring animation classics, Italian comedies and documentaries, and retrospectives dedicated to Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders. A novelty this year are the 21 films screened either in English or with subtitles in English.

The Festival Cinema Trastevere is organised by the Piccolo Cinema America whose president Valerio Carocci told Wanted in Rome: "We believe that tourists should also engage with Roman culture to understand and experience life in the capital."

The screenings take place at 21.15, while many week nights are enlivened by debates featuring leading figures from Italian cinema such as Roberto BenigniWanted in Rome highlights the films in English or with English subtitles below. Check the programme for exact details.

raging bull
Robert De Niro in Raging Bull

Disney's Fantasia (4 June), Almost Famous by Cameron Crowe (7 June), Pixar's Toy Story (11 June), Raging Bull by Martin Scorsese (12 June), I love Radio Rock by Richard Curtis (14 June), Disney's 101 Dalmatians (18 June), Quadrophenia by Franc Roddam (23 June), Pixar's A Bug’s Life (25 June), The King of Comedy by Martin Scorsese (26 June), Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (29 June).

Sting in Quadrophenia
Sting in Quadrophenia

The English languageg programme continues into July with Disney's The Lion King (2 July), Il cielo sopra Berlino by Wim Wenders (3 July), Pixar's Monsters & Co. (9 July), After Hours by Martin Scorsese (10 July), Les Amours imaginaires by Xavier Dolan (12 July), The Third Man by Carol Reed (13 July), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (16 July), Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders (17 July), Tom à la ferme by Xavier Dolan (26 July), Amarcord by Federico Fellini (27 July), and Disney's Pocahontas (30 July).

Disney's Pocohantas
Disney's Pocahontas

For full programme see Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema website or Facebook page, and don’t forget to bring a cushion!

General Info

Address Piazza S. Cosimato, Trastevere.

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English-language cinema under the stars in Rome

Piazza S. Cosimato, Trastevere.

Wanted in Rome
Wanted in Rome
Wanted in Rome is a monthly magazine in English for expatriates in Rome established in 1985. The magazine covers Rome news stories that may be of interest to English and Italian speaking residents, and tourists as well. The publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
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