Retrospective to play Feb. 12-17

The Brooklyn Academy of Music will host “The Films of Matteo Garrone” in February, featuring movies from the Italian helmer’s canon including 2004’s “First Love” and 2000’s “Roman Summer.” The fest will also feature a sneak peak at the director’s latest feature, the mafia saga “Gomorrah.”

“Gomorrah,” Italy’s official Academy Awards entry, is distribbed by IFC and will show at BAM on Feb. 12, opening the next day in limited release and on VOD.

Martin Scorsese has given the film his blessing, signing on for a “Martin Scorsese presents” credit and boosting it in a press release. “I admire the bluntness of this picture, and the devotion of Garrone and his actors in their pursuit of a terrible truth,” Scorsese said.

The Garrone retrospective will play at BAM Rose Cinemas Feb. 12-17.

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