19-23 April 2004. Fifteen recent Austrian films have been selected to represent new Austrian film-making: the festival highlights the work of a new generation of film directors, many of them women, whose aim is certainly not limited to entertainment. The festival is organised by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Rome and takes place at the Cinema Nuovo Olimpia, Via in Lucina 16, tel. 066861068. All films have Italian subtitles.
Scooby-doo 2. The good news is the script for "Scooby-Doo 2" is marginally better and the eternally irritating Scrappy-Doo is nowhere to be seen. On the other hand, the rapidly ageing cast is clearly in it for the cash, with not a single one fully committed to the task. The amateur sleuths of Mystery Inc. have grown up so much, in fact, that theyre now superstars in Coolsville, the town theyve been saving from ghosts and gremlins since 1969, if you go back to their Saturday-morning origins. This time their work is as stale as a week-old Scooby snack.
New York Daily News
Films in original language
Cinema Alcazar, Via Merry del Val 14, tel. 065880099. In original language on Mondays when available.
Cineclub Detour, Via Urbana 47/a, tel. 064872368. In original language when available.
Filmstudio, Via degli Orti dAlibert 1/c, tel. 0668192987. In original language when available.
Nuovo Sacher, Largo Ascianghi 1, tel. 065818116. In original language on Mondays and Tuesdays when available.
Cinema Pasquino, Piazza S. Egidio 10, tel. 065815208. In English every day. See daily press for programme.
Cinema Intrastevere, Vicolo Moroni, tel. 065884230. In original language when available.
Multisala Nuovo Olimpia, Via in Lucina 16b-16h, tel. 066861068. Films in original language with Italian subtitles. See daily press for programme.
Warner Village Moderno, Piazza della Repubblica 45/46, tel. 0647779202. In original language when available.