Fellini’s finest works return to silver screen
April 12th, 2011
Omaha, NE – The work of legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini is being highlighted at Filmstreams this springâ€¦ from 8Â½ to a co-written piece that earned his first Academy Award.
The black and white film noir images of Felliniâ€™s 1963 film, 8Â½, will return to the silver screen during Filmstreamsâ€™ regular Great Directors series.
8Â½ was hailed as â€œfascinatingâ€¦ pictorial poetryâ€ by the New York Times when it debuted, and â€œbrilliantâ€ and â€œbizarreâ€ by the New York Daily News. The film follows an Italian film director suffering from â€œdirectorâ€™s blockâ€â€¦ and blurs dreams and fantasies with reality and memories, in distinct Fellini style.
8Â½ will run Friday, April 29th through Thursday, May 5th at Filmstreams in north downtown Omaha.
This weekend, Nights of Cabiria begins its five-day run. The 1957 Oscar-winning film stars Felliniâ€™s wife Giulietta Masina as Cabiria Ceccarelli, a naÃ¯ve prostitute who dreams of true love.
Filmstreamsâ€™ Great Directors series kicked off with I Vitelloni and continues this week with La Strada. In all, 12 films will be screened over 11 weeks. The series includes ten of Felliniâ€™s greatest films, a documentary about his life and career, and a neo-realism piece, Rome, Open City, co-written by Fellini. It ends June 16th with the final screening of Felliniâ€™s 1976 film starring Donald Sutherland, Felliniâ€™s Casanova. For a complete listing, visit filmstreams.org.
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