Happy Birthday, Federico!
Three Film Segments by Fellini
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
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
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.