Sacro GRA

    Friday December 5, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

    Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum

    2013, Italy/France, Gianfranco Rosi, 83 min, Italian with English subtitles

    "In 2013, this fascinating, almost experimentally unclassifiable film by Gianfranco Rosi won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival. It is an enigmatic non-fiction essay, a docu-prose-poem about the peripheries of urban life in Rome.  The GRA is the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or main ring road, the concrete ribbon that encircles Rome. Rosi has gone out and interviewed the people that live and work around this circular margin. He shows two prostitutes who live in a campervan, an eel farmer, women who dance at a roadside cafe, construction workers reburying bodies, people who rent out their villas for parties and an ambulance crew, who whizz eternally around the GRA. The effect is weirdly urban pastoral. It turns out to be a very beguiling, utterly uncliched love letter to Rome itself." - The Guardian

    Clemente on Sacro GRA: “The work that Gianfranco Rosi has made so far is extraordinary and I considered him, I asked him permission to consider him my spiritual twin because he only looks into the darkest place and he draws out of this darkest place light.”