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september, 2022

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02sep7:00 pm9:30 pmFellini Retrospective7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262Event Categories:Film Festivals & MoviesOrder your ticket/s here

Fellini Retrospective

Event Details

The Palm Springs Cultural Center's Fellini Retrospective is the latest stop of the Fellini 100 Tour, a worldwide tribute to Fellini's centennial featuring exhibitions by major museums and film institutes, coordinated by Cinecittà.

Experience why Fellini’s name is synonymous with the international art of cinema.

The Fellini Retrospective will play on the first Friday of the month from September through December.

Showtime at 7pm in the Historic Camelot Theatre. 

Bar opens at 5pm - enjoy Italian food and cocktails with fellow film lovers.

September 2 - LA DOLCE VITA (1960)

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of contemporary Europe, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip- and fame-obsessed our society would become.

October 7 - AMARCORD (1973) 

Federico Fellini returned to the provincial landscape of his childhood with this carnivalesque reminiscence, recreating his hometown of Rimini in Cinecittà’s studios and rendering its daily life as a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge. Sketching a gallery of warmly observed comic caricatures, Fellini affectionately evokes a vanished world haloed with the glow of memory, even as he sends up authority figures representing church and state, satirizing a country stultified by Fascism. Winner of Fellini’s fourth Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Amarcord remains one of the director’s best-loved creations, beautifully weaving together Giuseppe Rottuno’s colorful cinematography, Danilo Donati’s extravagant costumes and sets, and Nino Rota’s nostalgia-tinged score.

November 4 - LA STRADA (1954)

With this breakthrough film, Federico Fellini launched both himself and his wife and collaborator Giulietta Masina to international stardom, breaking with the neorealism of his early career in favor of a personal, poetic vision of life as a bittersweet carnival. The infinitely expressive Masina registers both childlike wonder and heartbreaking despair as Gelsomina, loyal companion to the traveling strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn, in a toweringly physical performance), whose callousness and brutality gradually wear down her gentle spirit. Winner of the very first Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, La strada possesses the purity and timeless resonance of a fable and remains one of cinema’s most exquisitely moving visions of humanity struggling to survive in the face of life’s cruelties.

December 2 - 8 ½ (1963)

One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ marks the moment when the director’s always-personal approach to filmmaking fully embraced self-reflexivity, pioneering a stream-of-consciousness style that darts exuberantly among flashbacks, dream sequences, and carnivalesque reality, and turning one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life, as he struggles against creative block and helplessly juggles the women in his life—including Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, and Claudia Cardinale. An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Palm Springs Cultural Center

2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262

TICKET PRICING

12.00