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This unique biography of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli—the son of humble Bergamo sharecroppers who would go on to become the much-loved and subsequently sainted Pope John XXIII—casts Rod Steiger as an “intermediary” between the man and the audience, narrating and sometimes reenacting the formative events of his life. Based on the diaries Roncalli kept during his teenage years, A Man Named John is less a conventional biopic than an awe-inspiring, deeply felt spiritual portrait that glows with the Catholic piety and belief in the extraordinary goodness of ordinary people so central to Olmi’s worldview. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

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165 West 65th Street

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Film Society at Lincoln Center

A Man Named John

June 23–26, 2019 Walter Reade Theater

Add to Calendar America/New_York A Man Named John - This unique biography of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli—the son of humble Bergamo sharecroppers who would go on to become the much-loved and subsequently sainted Pope John XXIII—casts Rod... Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178
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