November 17, 2014

American Embassy in Rome and Rome Film Festival

Robert De Niro, Megan Fox Kelly, Perri Peltz, Mario Sesti at 2014 Rome Film Festival
photograph Matteo Nardone

The European premiere of the HBO documentary, Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro Sr. was celebrated at the 2014 Rome Film Festival. The Fondazione Cinema per Roma and the MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts organized a screening of the documentary by Perri Peltz and Geeta Gandbhir, dedicated to the life and work of Robert De Niro, Sr. After the film, Italian film critic, and Rome Film Festival senior programmer Mario Sesti moderated a panel discussion with the artist’s son Robert De Niro. 

In honor of the European premiere of the documentary, United States Ambassador to Italy John Phillips and his wife Linda Douglass hosted a private screening of the film at Villa Taverna, the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. The event was attending by Robert De Niro, HBO filmmaker Perri Peltz, art advisor Megan Fox Kelly, art industry professionals in Rome and other distinguished guests..