Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Film Getting A Limited Theatrical Release In 70mm

Carlos Somonte

Alfonso Cuarón’s critically lauded period piece Roma, which was just announced of part of the short for the Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category, is getting a  70mm film release in select theaters.

The pic, which has been touted as an Oscar Best Picture frontrunner since its debut at the Venice Film Festival, was released for a limited theatrical run on November 21 and is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Cuarón portrays an intimate examination of his memories from his childhood in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, the Oscar-winning helmer paints an emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst the political turmoil of the 1970s.

Cuarón shot the film on the Alexa65 digital camera, mastering at 4K resolution. FotoKem, the only remaining 70mm print lab worldwide, handled the transfer from digital to film, as well as the production of 70mm film prints.

Produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media, Roma was named Best Picture of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics. In addition, the pic picked up three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Below are the dates and locations for Roma‘s 70mm special presentation:

Los Angeles: The Egyptian – January 10-11
San Francisco: The Castro – January 2-5; Alamo Drafthouse – January 12-14
Chicago: The Music Box – January 9 – 13
New York: Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn – January 11-17;
Hartford, CT: Cinestudio – January 23 – 26
Austin: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz – December 26 – January 1
Toronto: Bell TIFF Lightbox – currently showing through December 20


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