February 13 & 14, 2015

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Rated unrated
118 minutes

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format: 35mm

Roman Holiday (1953)

February 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm in 26-100
February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

FREE admission and popcorn, sponsored by the de Florez Fund for Humor!

Audrey Hepburn became a star with this film, in which she played Princess Anne, weary of protocol and anxious to have some fun before she is mummified by "affairs of state." On a diplomatic visit to Rome, Anne escapes her royal retainers and scampers incognito through the Eternal City. She happens to meet American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who, recognizing a hot news story, pretends that he doesn't recognize her and offers to give her a guided tour of Rome. Naturally, Joe hopes to get an exclusive interview, while his photographer pal Irving (Eddie Albert) attempts to sneak a photo. And just as naturally, Joe falls in love with her. Filmed on location in Rome, Roman Holiday garnered an Academy Award for the 24-year-old Hepburn; another Oscar went to the screenplay. []

For lovers of romantic comedies through the ages, Roman Holiday remains a favorite.
      -- James Berardinelli, ReelViews. Read this review.