Filming Italy: Cinema Meets Art will be held in Rome on June 25th and 26th, celebrating the union of cinema and Rome. Organized by Tiziana Rocca’s Agnus Dei Association in collaboration with the Directorate of the Direzione Musei Statali della Città di Roma, headed by Dr. Mariastella Margozzi, and the Director of the Pantheon, Arch. Gabriella Musto, the event explores how the big and small screens interact with art, culture and archaeological heritage.

The connection between Rome and cinema has lasted for decades, permeating historic streets, monuments and museums. Cinema has increased the fame of Rome, showing in an infinite number of films the unique and wonderful corners of the Capital.

Rome’s iconic sites have enhanced the beauty of each film, becoming the very symbol of the movies shot there. Just think of La Dolce Vita with Anita Ekberg pushing Marcello Mastroianni into the water of the Trevi Fountain. The iconic images of Oscar winner La Grande Bellezza captivated viewers as they walked through Rome at night.

“I am convinced that if art inspires cinema, cinema will be open to art. And so we will open the doors of two of Rome’s most representative historical and museum sites, the Pantheon and the Ara Pacis, for an absolutely unprecedented and unique event, where for the first time the public will have the opportunity to participate in debates with film experts, international and Italian stars, inside breathtaking monuments,” says Rocca, General Director of Filming Italy.

Filming Italy: Cinema Meets Art will introduce the audience to the places of culture, both those represented in the films and those to be discovered. Two days are dedicated to master classes with various artists from the Italian and international film scene. On June 25th at the Pronao del Pantheon, Steven Gaydos, Vice President of Variety, and Tiziana Rocca, General Director of Filming Italy will moderate the panel with Bo Derek, (Woman of Desire), Ioan Gruffudd, (Bad Boys: Ride or Die), and Maria Grazia Cucinotta (Il meglio di te).

On June 26, Gaydos and Rocca will moderate master classes with Dolph Lundgren, star of The Expendables; Harvey Keitel, currently starring in the TV series The Tattooist of Auschwitz; and Carla Gugino, star of Lisa Frankenstein.

Photos from recent Filming Italy Event in Sardegna.