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 life’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 “a sumptuous, riveting evocation of the life and work of the great Renaissance painter photographed by master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.” 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 Català (I.C.C.), Televisió 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.