Federico Fellini :: Screenings

More from Variety:

TORONTO -- It will be la dolce vita for Fellini-philes at the Toronto Film Festival, which will host the North American preem of Fellini: Spectacular Obsession, an exhibition exploring the creative process of the Italian director, from June 30 to Sept. 18 at its Bell Lightbox headquarters.
Rome, Fellini's surreal portrait of the eponymous city (screens this Sunday at the Museum of the Moving Image), is alive with his signature surreal sense of boredom but as a film, it feels more like an elaborate exhibition than a cinematic pageant. The most striking sequence is the scene in the subway tunnels with the vanishing frescoes. It speaks to an inability to gel together past and present seamlessly without losing something and that something has to be a definitive identity to the city. Audience becomes subject and the boundary between spectator and player becomes blurred to the point where qualifying the two becomes meaningless.

Read the rest here.

Rome fetes Fellini in anniversary show

From ANSA:

(ANSA) - Rome, November 9 - Fifty years after the release of "La Dolce Vita", widely considered one of the masterpieces of world cinema, and ninety years after Federico Fellini's birth, Rome is paying homage to the critically acclaimed film director in a new exhibition.

The anniversary show, on display at Macro Testaccio, features a vast body of photographs, videos, film reels, drawings, letters and notes illustrating Fellini's extraordinary career as an artist and filmmaker, from his debut as a cartoonist and screenwriter in the early 1940s to his death in 1993, shortly after winning his fifth Academy Award.

Aptly called "Fellini Labyrinth", the exhibition takes visitors on a journey to explore the influential director's work mainly through a blend of stills and movie footage.

This article makes just a brief mention of it but it sounds like there is a new digitally restored print of Nights of Cabiria:

The festival will also premier digitally restored film prints of such classics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West on May 3rd at 12:30 p.m. in the Castro Theater, Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria on May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in Castro Theatre, Michelangelo Antonioni's Le Amiche on April 26th at 3 p.m. in Castro Theater, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on April 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.

Amarcord play dates

amarcord-font.jpgFinally found the Janus Films page for this new print of Amarcord that is playing around the country. The also have a list of playdates. And here is the trailer.

Also here is a review of the new print, "Fellini's 'Amarcord' a happy surreal memory".

Filmofilia.com is reporting this story, I tried to find a press release on the Cannes website but couldn't:

This year's Cannes Film Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Golden Palm (Palm d'Or) Winner Federico Fellini's "La dolce vita" with the world premiere of a documentary about the making of this classic movie.

Titled "We Who Made "La dolce vita" ("Noi che abbiamo fatto 'La dolce vita') the tribute is directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi who was Fellini's a.d. on the film "La dolce vita."

Amarcord playing in Philadelphia

From Philly.com - but doesn't say where:

Amarcord Rerelease of Fellini's 1973 comic drama about life in a coastal Italian town during the 1930s. Italian and Greek with subtitles.

Coming in may at the San Francisco Film Festival:

The tribute will include a screening of Rialto's latest release, a restoration of Federico Fellini's 1957 "Nights of Cabiria ," starring Giulietta Masina.

More information on the San Francisco Film Society website.

Enthusiastic review in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) for a screening of Amarcord:

Federico Fellini's films beg to be seen on a movie screen. Their panoramic, overstuffed frames and larger-than-life characters overflow the boundaries of home theater; their exuberant, generous humor is best enjoyed in a packed auditorium rippling with laughter. So three cheers for the re-release of "Amarcord" (★★★★, unrated, in subtitled Italian) the maestro's farcical, vulgar, wistful recollection of adolescence in wartime... "Amarcord" was the 1974 Best Foreign Film; it remains as striking as a peacock in the snow. (Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Av., Mpls.)

From broadwayworld.com- my favorite Fellini film - I have never seen it on the big screen:

fellinis8andahalf.jpegIn conjunction with its exhibition "Fellini's Book of Dreams," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special screening of Federico Fellini's "8½," on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Robert Rosen, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, will host the evening.

Often described as one of the most personal and self-analytical films ever made, Fellini's masterpiece "8½" (1963) is a powerful meditation on the relationship between dreaming and the process of filming. Marcello Mastroianni stars as Guido Anselmi, a celebrated director struggling to find inspiration for his new movie. Needing to escape his wife, his mistress and industry peers, Anselmi retreats into the world of the subconscious, discovering personal recollections, dreams and fantasies. In Fellini's own words, the film is the story of "a film director who is trying to put together the pieces of his life...and to make sense of them, to understand what they mean."