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Autobiography -- Italy -- Drama, Boys -- Italy -- Drama, Italy -- History -- 1930-1940 -- Drama, Rimini (Italy) -- History -- Drama, Villages -- Italy -- Drama



Pupella Maggio, Magali Noel, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on April 29. Information and reservations.

In Amarcord, Fellini evokes a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s with free-spirited fantasy, bittersweet comedy, and intimate detail. Though filled with phantasmagorical gems from the director’s imagination, the film is also rooted in history, filtered through memory: focusing on one family of perfectly normal eccentrics, Fellini examines their impact on one another’s lives and the impact of life on them through a series of intersecting tales. Fascism was a fact of life and, for Fellini, a focal point around which to examine the community, the Church, the state, and the family.

Judy Bloch