Films Of Federico Fellini – The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston – June 16-27, 2010

Working on a podcast called the Criterion Cast, several directors will be consistently reference because of their multiple entries within the Criterion Collection, and deserve every ounce of recognition. One of these filmmakers, without question, is Federico Fellini. Just recently covering his wonderful film Amarcord and in the past few weeks with news of La Dolce Vita maybe not having actual owners and a new print on the way for it’s 50th anniversary, it was only a matter of time before something else came along.

Which is why it’s wonderful to see that some of his greatest works are going to be shown on the big screen once again at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on June 16th to the 27th. The films being shown are I vitelloni, 8 ½, La strada, Nights of Cabiria, Amarcord, and Juliet of the Spirits in all new 35mm prints.

We here at the Criterion cast will hope to be able to cover this fantastic film series of one of the grand masters in film making. Any excuse to sit down and watch these films with an audience should be embrace fully and wholeheartedly. And maybe there will be one or two converts into the world of Fellini.

Will you be attending the Fellini screenings at the MFA Boston? Are your local theaters holding their own mini-festivals surrounding directors in the Criterion Collection? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Films of Federico Fellini
June 16-27, 2010

Federico Fellini (1920’“1993) began working as a screenwriter on such Italian neorealist landmark films as Rome, Open City and Paisà, but by the time he took the director’s chair in 1950, he was starting to question the genre’s principles and its focus on socioeconomics. In attempt to make a stylistic departure, Fellini communicates his characters’ hopes, dreams, fears, passions, and inspirations. The series includes I vitelloni, La strada, and Nights of Cabiria, three of Fellini’s earlier efforts, which demonstrate his interest in a character’s emotions. With 8 ½, Fellini abandons any interest in reality, creating his own personal fantasy world.

I vitelloni, 8 ½, La strada, Nights of Cabiria, Amarcord, and Juliet of the Spirits are new 35 mm prints.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 5:30 pm Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010, 3:40 pm Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Friday, June 18, 2010, 2:50 pm Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Friday, June 18, 2010, 7:30 pm Film
Juliet of the Spirits
In Fellini’s first full-length color feature, Juliet is both fascinated and intimidated by the sexual freedoms enjoyed by her neighbor….
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Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10:15 am Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010, 1 pm Film
Amarcord
A portrait of life in an Italian town during the 1930s, Fellini’s vision of his own childhood is dreamlike and comedic, yet poignant and full of life….
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Sunday, June 20, 2010, 10:30 am Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010, 2:30 pm Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010, 5:20 pm Film
I vitelloni
Five young men spend their days in a small town drinking, carousing, and attempting to seduce women. But this lifestyle ends abruptly when one is forc…
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Friday, June 25, 2010, 5:15 pm Film
La strada
After a young girl is sold to a traveling performer, she endures many hardships but finds her heart divided when she falls for another performer….
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Friday, June 25, 2010, 7:30 pm Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010, 11 am Film
Casanova
Fellini’s vision of infamous 18th-century womanizer and adventurer Giacomo Casanova….
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Saturday, June 26, 2010, 2 pm Film
8 ½
Struggling with his latest project, famous film director Guido Anselmi takes time to reflect on his life and loves, past and present.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010, 4:30 pm Film
Nights of Cabiria
A prostitute living in Rome’s slums dreams of finding true love and a better life….
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Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12 pm Film
Roma
A portrait of the city of Rome constructed through a series of impressionistic and loosely related scenes….
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