La Strada - Fellini Film Festival !!

From: Bill J.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 5:16 PM
Fellini's La Strada - Cinematheque?

Hi Movie Friends!

I have just posted La Strada the third film in Cinematheque?s Fellini Film Festival. A total of nine Fellini films are scheduled in November and December.

The complete Cinematheque?s Fellini Film Festival schedule is posted at the end of this message. Those films listed in bold are being considered for scheduling as an Independent Movie Group Event. Restaurant recommendations are welcome.

The after-party will be held at Bistro La Strada on the exciting East Fourth Street Entertainment District downtown. Owner Terry Tarantino has promised a special treat for Indie Meet Up members attending the after-party at Bistro La Strada. You may select a complementary appetizer or a wonderful desert from the menu with each entr?e purchased. This is a Members Only! benefit. That offer has also been extended to members attending any of the festival films and will also be honored at Terry?s Ristorante La Dolce Vita in Little Italy. Simply bring your ticket stub and a printout of the Independent Movie Group home page to either establishment for the special benefit. This is restricted to Members of the Indie Movie Group Only!

I am inviting the Italian Language MeetUp group to join us so hopefully we?ll have some new members with unique perspectives on the film. This film is in Italian! with subtitles

See you at the movies! Bill

La Strada (1954)
(The Street)
Director: Federico Fellini
Italy, 108 minutes
Italian with subtitles, Black & White
High Historical Importance

Sunday, November 8th at 3:30 p.m. at Cinematheque
With a special introduction by teacher and author Lou Giannetti.
Gelsomina, a carefree girl, is sold by her very poor mother to Zampano, a traveling entertainer. She follows him on the road (?la strada?) and helps him during his shows. Zampano ill treats her. She meets ?The Fool? a tight rope walker. She feels like going with him, but he puts confusion in her mind by pointing out that perhaps Zampano is in love with her? This Fellini?s film is one of the most important films of post-war Italian cinema. It won 8 awards, among these the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (1956) and the Silver Lion at Venice Film Festival (1954). More information. at

3:30 p.m. La Strada ? Cinematheque
Meet in the Lobby 10 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater. We?ll try to save seats in the first two rows of the upper section, center. The flick is almost 2 hours, so expect to be out around 5:30 p.m. Seats at this venue are somewhat hard so you may want to bring a stadium cushion.

6 p.m. After Film Discussion/Dinner ? the After-Party @ Bistro La Strada
Since film ends early, we?ll head over to Bistro La Strada, 2050 East Fourth Street, downtown,[masked], for discussion, drinks and perhaps dinner. There is valet parking as well as many surface lots and street parking available nearby. Bistro La Strada is named after the wonderful film we saw earlier. The theme is carried out in the restaurant d?cor and themes.

Owner Terry Tarantino has promised a special treat for Indie Meet Up members attending the after-party at Bistro La Strada. You may select a complementary appetizer or a wonderful desert from the menu with each entr?e purchased. This is a Members Only! benefit.

We will have a reserved table so you must indicate "dinner on your RSVP to have a seat! Please let us know your dinner plans on your RSVP so that we can reserve a seat for you at the "Movie Group" table. We have requested separate checks but due to the size of our group, you can expect a standard gratuity to be added. If circumstances force you to cancel, please try to notify the organizer as early as possible. It?s best to pay your check in cash to streamline the process. If you don't see us when you walk in, ask to be seated with Bill Johnson or the Indie Movie Group.

Here is the complete Cinematheque?s Fellini Film Festival schedule. Those films posted in bold are being considered for a formal Meet Up event. You will note that the final film listed is Nine at the Cedar ?Lee. This is a Fellini-inspired film written in part by the master. It is essentially an expanded and contemporary version of 8?, a fitting conclusion to the Festival.

Sunday 11/1 6:30 PM FELLINI?S CASANOVA ? Nighttown

Monday 11/2 7:00 PM FELLINI?S CASANOVA

Thursday 11/5 8:20 PM I VITELLONI

Saturday 11/7 5:30 PM I VITELLONI - Ristorante Etna

Sunday 11/8 3:30 PM LA STRADA ? Bistro La Strada

Friday 11/13 9:10 PM THE NIGHTS OF CABIRIA

Saturday 11/14 5:15 PM THE NIGHTS OF CABIRIA ?

Sunday 11/15 3 PM LA DOLCE VITA ?

Saturday 11/21 7 PM 8? -

Sunday 11/22 8:15 PM 8?

Sunday 11/29 3:30 P M JULIET OF THE SPIRITS

Monday 11/30 8:30 PM JULIET OF THE SPIRITS

Saturday 12/5 9:20 PM FELLINI SATYRICON


Saturday 12/12 9:25 PM FELLINI?S ROMA

Sunday 12/13 6:30 PM FELLINI?S ROMA -

Tentative depending on confirmed scheduling:

Sunday 12/27 7 p.m. NINE @ Cedar-Lee -

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