Academy Of Motion Picture Museum to screen Fellini's 8 1/2 April 17

From 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."

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