Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC (Apocalypse Now, Reds, The Last Emperor) recently shot Caravaggio, about the renowned artist whom Storaro says was an inspiration for his own lifeâ€™s work. The U.S. premiere of Caravaggio is at the Open Roads: New Italian Cinema Showcase at the Walter Reade Theater at New York City’s Lincoln Center. Screenings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8 and at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. The Showcase program describes Caravaggio as â€œa sumptuous, riveting evocation of the life and work of the great Renaissance painter photographed by master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.â€ Columbia University will also screen the film during a Caravaggio seminar on September 24 in conjunction with the New York Film Festival. Storaro will speak at that seminar. Caravaggio was produced by Institut del Cinema CatalÃ (I.C.C.), TelevisiÃ³ de Catalunya (TV3) and Titania Produzioni. A three-hour version of Caravaggio will air on the RAI Fiction television network in Italy in the fall. The cinema version is two hours. For more information, visit http://www.filmlinc.com.