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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon tantalized audiences earlier this summer with their road-trip comedy The Trip to Italy, packed with lush vistas of the countryside and mouthwatering shots of food. The film might have left you aching for a trip to Rome, but just in case that’s not feasible, the National Gallery of Art, American University, and the Embassy of Italy have teamed up for the next best thing: a screening of Dino Risi’s 1962 classic Il Sorpasso, another hilarious film featuring a mismatched pair of travel companions. In this case, it’s Roberto, a young law student who’s encouraged to drop his books and explore Lazio and Tuscany by Bruno, a debonair 40-something who seeks to repay Roberto for letting him make a phone call. The sun shines over their carefree getaway, but a shocking twist of fate leads to a dramatic finish. Whether you’re in Tenleytown or Tuscany, you’ll find yourself thinking about this road trip long after it ends. The film shows at 4:30 p.m. at the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. (202) 842-6799. nga.gov.