Like ideal Radical Faeries way avant la lettre, the early followers of Francis of Assisi lived simply and communally in the countryside. Francis dispersed this utopian community so its members could preach the gospel as the disciples did, renouncing all privilege and relying upon the charity of whomever they encountered. A commercial failure on its first release, The Flowers of St. Francis has come to be regarded by many as Roberto Rossellini’s greatest achievement. (1952, Dir. R. Rossellini, 35 mm, b/w, 75 min.)
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Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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