HOW STRANGE TO BE NAMED FEDERICO:
SCOLA NARRATES FELLINI
(CHE STRANO CHIAMARSI FEDERICO)
2013, Ettore Scola, Italy, 90 min.
- Sat, Mar 28th 5:45pm
- Thu, Apr 2nd 6:30pm
“Scola has done the film world a great service by making a lilting, smart, easy-over piece of (auto)biography.”
— Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
This portrait of Federico Fellini is neither a conventional documentary nor a fictional biopic but an imaginative, highly personal tribute to one filmmaker from another. Scola, a major director in his own right (A SPECIAL DAY, WE ALL LOVED EACH OTHER SO VERY MUCH), not only admired and knew Fellini but also used his older colleague as a role model and alter ego, at times literally following in his footsteps. Channeling the master’s stream-of-consciousness technique, Scola moves fluidly among film clips, rare archival materials (Fellini’s youthful cartoons are especially revelatory), and reenactments in fantastical Felliniesque style. Highlights include Fellini’s apprenticeship at the iconoclastic humor magazine Marc’Aurelio and a nighttime spin through deserted Rome with a resilient hooker who hauntingly prefigures the heroine of the 1957 classic NIGHTS OF CABIRIA. In Italian with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of Carlotta Films US. DCP digital. (MR)
Immediately following the Thursday screening, the audience is invited to a dessert reception in our Gallery/Café, hosted by Whole Foods Market.
Please note: The trailer below is not subtitled. All of our screenings will be subtitled in English.