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Special Events: Spring 2018
The Flowers of Saint Francis

April 1 at 2:30
East Building Auditorium

Roberto Rossellini avowed that his The Flowers of Saint Francis was not intended as biography or a look at Franciscan doctrine. Inspired in part by the classic fourteenth century text I fioretti di san Francesco, his film is similarly composed of parables from the life of Francis and his followers. “The merrier aspect of the Franciscan experience . . . the freedom that the spirit finds in poverty and in an absolute detachment from material things” — Rossellini. (Roberto Rossellini, 1950, subtitles, 35mm, 90 minutes)

courtesy Photofest

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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