Monday, August 20, 2012

Support Italian indie films!!

From August 27-30 there will be the national premiere of the Italian indie movie “La Patente” (The License) by a young Roman director, Alessandro Palazzi, at Nuovo Cinema Aquila.
On Wednesday, August 29th, there will be two special screenings (20:30 and 22:30) with ENGLISH subtitles. 

via l’Aquila #68    

“The License” is a modern-day ensemble comedy revolving around the lives of two Roman slackers.
Rolando, thirty-something and perpetually unsatisfied, works at his future father-in-law’s driving school, and Sergio is a waiter at the corner cafĂ© as well as a small-time drug dealer.
Thanks to the unexpected death of the elderly owner, they end up taking control of the driving school during the pivotal week before the final driving test.
Characters of all ages and from all walks of life, future drivers and their unlikely instructors, come together to create a reality that borders on grotesque, yet feels incredibly familiar. It touches on important issues like integration in present-day Italy, and gender roles, while never losing its comic tone. 

- From downtown/Termini Station
Bus 81 (from St. Peter, Largo Argentina, Piazza Venezia)
Bus 810 (From Piazza Venezia)
Tram 5 and 14, Bus 105 (from Termini Station)

- To downtown/Termini Central Station
before midnight all the above
after midnight: Night Bus N.12 (to Termini Station, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia)

Monday, August 6, 2012


While wandering in Pigneto before heading over to this amazing outdoor festival in an incredibly picturesque spot,  

we stopped by one of my favorite pizza places. 

This isn't a sit-down pizza place, or a pizza a taglio place, they only serve pizza bianca filled with the most sublime ingredients (many of which are vegetarian and vegan friendly). My picks: a piece with chicory and potato puree with dried tomatoes, and a piece with olive pate, zucchini, and tomatoes. DELICIOUS! They also have artisanal beers and beverages. 

I also discovered that Opulentia happens to have a stand at the Pigneto Spazio Aperto festival. One more reason to go!

How can you not love August in Rome?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I ♥ Casa del Cinema

This year the Casa del Cinema has outdone itself. They have an amazing selection of outdoor, free screenings! There are a few different retrospectives:

100 years of universal and paramount

Shakespeare in movies

Hello, male 

Homage to Antonioni

When she becomes a he

Come dance

Happy birthday to...

Rome in August gets better and better. GO see some films outdoors!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I've been meaning to write about this for a while... not sure how many of you have heard about this but I find it BRILLIANT! An incredibly useful tool for moviegoers worldwide.

Would you like to go to the cinema to see whatever movie is being screened, and read the subtitles, because you have hearing difficulties, or you speak another language?
With MovieReading today it is finally possible! You can choose the movie you want, and the subtitles in the language you desire.
All you need is a smartphone or a tablet, and of course a ticket… and MovieReading does the rest!
Install MovieReading’s application on your smartphone, and the cinemas open their doors to you.
Gone are the old subtitled movies, screened at impossible times, and on a few screens in your town.
As of today all movies are accessible from the first day of screening, or at most a week after the first screening.

Check it out: