By brian | iW NOW October 19, 2009 at 6:36AM
The Rome International Film Festival approached its halfway point boosted by the star power of Richard Gere and George Clooney, while the main competition received uneven reviews in the local press. Despite the highlights, the main competition selection received mixed reviews from local media, though most of the films haven't screened. The festival, which got under way Thursday, concludes Friday. Eric J. Lyman reports.