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New Meetup: Federico Fellini’s “8½” @Samuel Goldwyn Theater, April 17th at 7:30 PM

From: user 3.
Sent on: Saturday, March 28, 2009 2:37 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: Federico Fellini?s ?8?? @Samuel Goldwyn Theater, April 17th at 7:30 PM

When: April 17,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: There's not much I need to say here.... it's the great Fellini's "8 1/2".... Come and join me on April 17th, and 7:30pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills to see "8 1/2" with Marcello Mastroianni. It starts at 7:30 PM. I will post more details in the next week or so...

Buy tickets here ASAP:,OSCARS-GOLDWYN,OSCARS-HIGHLAND ***Tickets are merely $5!


Often described as one of the most personal and self-analytical films ever made, Fellini?s masterpiece ?8?? is a powerful meditation on the relationship between dreaming and the process of filming. Marcello Mastroianni is cast 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.?

?8?? won Oscars? for Best Foreign Language Film and Costume Design, and was also nominated for Directing, Writing and Art Direction. The central conflicts of the film reflect Fellini?s own tensions ? religion vs. sexuality, intellect vs. sensuality and dreams vs. reality. Like Anselmi, Fellini dedicated himself to the exploration of his own dreams in order to become more self-aware; these explorations can now be experienced in the exhibition of Fellini?s two-volume Book of Dreams, on display through April 19 in the Academy?s Grand Lobby Gallery.

Cast Marcello Mastroianni (Guido Anselmi), Claudia Cardinale (Claudia), Anouk Aim?e (Luisa Anselmi), Sandra Milo (Carla), Rossella Falk (Rossella), Barbara Steele (Gloria Morin), Guido Alberti (Pace, the producer), Madeleine Lebeau (The actress), Jean Rougeul (Fabrizio Carini, the writer), Caterina Boratto (Fashionable woman), Annibale Ninchi (Guido's father), Giuditta Rissone (Guido's mother), Edra Gale (La Saraghina), Mario Conocchia (Conocchia), Mario Pisu (Mezzabotta), Ian Dallas (Maurice), Yvonne Casadei (Kiki), Annie Gorassini (Pace's girlfriend), Tito Masini (The cardinal), Eugene Walter (American journalist), Gilda Dahlberg (Journalist?s wife), Hedy Vessel (Edith), Nadine Sanders (Airline hostess), Georgia Simmons (Guido's grandmother), Hazel Rogers (Negro dancer), Riccardo Guglielmi (Guido as a farm boy), Marco Gemini (Guido as a schoolboy).

Directed by Federico Fellini. Produced by Angelo Rizzoli. Screenplay Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi. Story Fellini, Flaiano. Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo. Film Editing Leo Catozzo. Art Direction Piero Gherardi. Set Decoration Vito Anzalone. Costumes Gherardi. Music Nino Rota. Cineriz. Embassy Pictures Corp. 1963. 35mm. 135 mins. Print courtesy of Corinth Film & Video.

Academy Award? winner: Black-and-White Costume Design (Gherardi), Foreign Language Film (Italy)

Academy Award nominee: Black-and-White Art Direction (Gherardi), Directing (Fellini), Writing ? Story and screenplay written directly for the screen (Fellini, Flaiano, Pinelli, Rondi)

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