Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 - Thu, Jun 23, 2011
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A SECOND CHILDHOOD: THE CINEMA OF FEDERICO FELLINI

June 2, 4 & 23, 2011

"I have invented myself entirely … a childhood, a personality, longings, dreams and memories, all in order to enable me to tell them." - Federico Fellini.

One of the most fabulously creative, often imitated and idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, on par with such titanic figures as Pablo Picasso in painting and Igor Stravinsky in music, Italian director Federico Fellini (1920 - 1993) remains in a category all his own, godfather to a carnival gallery of prostitutes, strongmen, film directors, vaudevillians and clowns, who share a sympathetic bond with each other against the often cruel and unfeeling "civilized" world. His greatest works, including 8 1/2, LA DOLCE VITA, NIGHTS OF CABIRIA, LA STRADA and AMARCORD, seem to spring from an almost unbridled imagination, but one that is connected to a profound understanding of the human experience. Fellini observed, "[In my films] there is an effort to show a world without love, characters full of selfishness, people exploiting one another, and, in the midst of it all, there is always - and especially in the films with Giulietta [Masina] - a little creature who wants to give love and who lives for love."

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program note additions by Beth Hanna.

Both TheatresThu, Jun 2, 2011 - Thu, Jun 23, 2011
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Jun 23, 2011 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Jun 2, 2011 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre