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Virtual screening of the film BELOW SEA LEVEL (dir. Gianfranco Rosi, 2008, Italy)



Virtual screening of the film BELOW SEA LEVEL (dir. Gianfranco Rosi, 2008, Italy)

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In celebration of the Chicago premiere of director Gianfranco Rosi’s newest film, NOTTURNO, and his Career Achievement Award at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival, October 14-25, the Festival, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, and Cinecitta Luce present free virtual screenings of two of director Rosi’s earlier documentaries: BELOW SEA LEVEL and SACRO GRA.

Gianfranco Rosi has emerged as one of the most awarded documentarians working today. His observational films artfully and sympathetically depict the lives of subcultures and displaced peoples the world over.

BELOW SEA LEVEL (dir. Gianfranco Rosi, 2008, Italy)
Tuesday, October 6 at 7pm
Via the Festival’s streaming platform: 

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Rosi spent five years shooting Below Sea Level (2008), which documents the hand-to-mouth existence of California flatland squatters.


Free for Italian Cultural Institute members
To register for your complimentary streaming ticket: 
Registrants will be sent a screening access code one hour before the film’s start time (approximately 6pm CT)


Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Time: From 7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

In collaboration with : Luce Cinecitta, Chicago International Film Festiva

Entrance : Free