The Italy Semester Film Festival at Missouri Southern State University continues Tuesday, Sept. 3 with¬† Roberto Rossellini’s 1946 film Rome: Open City.

The film will show at 7 p.m. in Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall.

Director Rossellini’s depiction of the partisan Resistance struggle in German-occupied Rome as the end of World War II approached (actually filmed just after Rome was liberated by a team that included Resistance fighters) marked the beginning of the Neorealist movement.

There is no cost to attend and the public is invited.

The Italy Film Semester coincides with the Italy Semester at Missouri Southern.  Throughout the fall terms a wide variety of presentations, films, a play and other events will place an emphasis on the nation of Italy.