The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Isabella Rossellini, Thelma Schoonmaker
Fri, December 18th, 2015 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series explores how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest local communities.

The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
Actress Isabella Rossellini—who will be appearing in the upcoming biopic Joy—in conversation with Academy Award-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, discusses her father’s classic retelling of the story of St. Francis and the birth of the Franciscans in nine vignettes. (Italian with English subtitles.) Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Starring Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini. 87 min.


Isabella Rossellini, daughter of Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, is an accomplished actress, having starred in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her. Thelma Schoonmaker, a celebrated film editor, has won three Academy Awards for her work on Raging Bull, The Aviator, and The Departed, and has been nominated for four more. She has been an integral part of director Martin Scorsese’s creative team for over 40 years and has edited all of his feature films since 1980.


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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