(Roberto Rossellini, 1949). Co-scripted by Fellini and Rossellini, who shun all dramatic structure, this little masterpiece, the story of St. Francis of Assissi and his acolytes is simple and charming, populated by non-pro actors in authentic settings. The director records a lifestyle from the dim past as if he had witnessed it. The result is a movie superior to a number of his better-known works.
Wed., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2008