“La Dolce Vita,” “The Sweet Life,” Fellini’s 1960 Oscar-winning comedy-drama, is the featured film at the next Cinematheque, a free local outlet for film lovers and aficionados who crave cinematic exploration, lively discussion, and culinary delights. The next installment of Ciao Cinema! takes place Monday, January 2, 5:30. This event is, as always, programmed by the Telluride Film Festival’s co-director Gary Meyer and presented by the Telluride Film Festival and the Wilkinson Public Library.
Considered to be one of the landmark achievements in world cinema, “La Dolce Vita” tells the story of a week in the life of a passive journalist (Marcello Mastroianni) as he trolls Rome in a desperate search for happiness and love that will never come.
“I prefer it as an allegory, a cautionary tale of a man without his center,” wrote film critic Roger Ebert, “The movie is made with boundless energy. Fellini stood here at the dividing point between the neorealism of his earlier films (like “La Strada”) and the carnival visuals of his extravagant later ones.”
“La Dolce Vita” co-stars Telluride Film Festival 2009 tributee Anouk Aimee as well as the sizzling Anita Ekberg. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Producer, director, film professor and popular TFF Ringmaster, David Oyster, leads the evening’s discussion.
A pre-SHOW reception features an Italian-themed meal.
For further information, click the “play” button and listen to my interview with David.