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POSTPONED; Fellini at 100



POSTPONED; Fellini at 100

BAMPFA | Fellini at 100

"Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s highest honors, winning Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for La strada, Nights of Cabiria, 8 1/2, and Amarcord, and the Palme d’Or at Cannes for La dolce vita. A hundred years after his birth, Fellini’s films still enthrall with their baroque flamboyance, emotional resonance, and grand visual design.

The young Fellini was far more interested in drawing, puppetry, the circus, and the movies than in academic pursuits. After an early job as a caricature artist and writer for a humor magazine, by the mid-1940s he was writing screenplays and working as an assistant director with Roberto Rossellini. Fellini soon emerged as a director in his own right, and elected to break with conventional approaches to production, creating a boldly realized body of work that speaks to generational change and to the imagination. Essential to his success were actors Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina, who was also his spouse for fifty years; and musician Nino Rota, who composed unforgettable scores for many of the films. BAMPFA's Fellini tribute is complemented by an In Focus lecture/screening series. BAMPFA and the IIC will collaborate on a one-day celebration of Fellini’s films at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, March 7."

— Susan Oxtoby, Senior Film Curator

With the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.


Date: Da Thursday, January 16, 2020 a Thursday, May 21, 2020

Organized by : BAMPFA

In collaboration with : Luce CinecittĂ , Istituto di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


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