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Happy Birthday, Federico!

Three Film Segments by Fellini

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Sunday 2/14
8:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
FREE IHP Members & Residents

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

TWO-FOR-ONE OFFER: Purchase a ticket for the 5:00pm screening of I Clowns and stay for the 8:00pm program of Three Film Segments by Fellini at no additional charge!


Un amore in città (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale")

dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1953, digital, 16mins. b/w, in Italian w/ English subtitles

When a producer commissioned Fellini to make a non-fiction film to be part of a Neo-realist omnibus film project, Fellini wrote and directed this entirely fictional episode, claiming it was a true story.  The producer watched it and asked Fellini, "Now do you see how reality is even more fantastic than the most unbelievable fantasy?"

 

Boccaccio '70 (segment "The Temptations of Doctor Antonio")

dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1962, digital, 60mins. color, in Italian w/ English subtitles

Fellini's La Dolce Vita so enraged some audiences, critics and clergy that one viewer actually spat in Federico's face!  Fellini struck back with this outrageous, funny, sexy film that exposes the true nature of moralists.

 

Spirits of the Dead (segment "Toby Dammit")

dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1968, digital, 37mins. b/w, in Italian w/ English subtitles

Salvador Dali once said, "I do not take drugs; I am drugs!"  You will feel the same about Federico Fellini after ingesting this highly concentrated, mind-altering, hallucinatory film.  Wildly adapted from a story by Edgar Allen Poe, Toby Dammit is a gorgeous nightmare about the movie business that is hilarious, hellish and deadly accurate.

- Ted Knighton 2015