MoMA focuses on Rossellini

'Open City,' 'Paisan,' 'Medici' among films skedded

The Museum of Modern Art will present the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the work of filmmaker Roberto Rossellini Nov. 15-Dec. 22.

Helmer’s “Rome, Open City” (1945), “Paisan” (1946) and his six-hour television epic “The Age of the Medici” (1972) are among films that will be featured in the series.

The exhibition also will screen several of Rossellini’s early films, including “Underwater Fantasy” (1938), “The White Ship” (1941) and “The Man of the Cross” (1943).

Retrospective will be accompanied by “Rossellini on Paper,” an exhibition of posters, family photographs and correspondence that documents helmer’s career.

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