The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La Dolce Vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of contemporary Europe, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip- and fame-obsessed our society would become. Presented in commemoration of the 100th year of Fellini’s birth.

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Films at The Music Hall:

Blow Up
Friday, March 6 • 7pm • Historic Theater
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, UK, 1966
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Saturday, March 7• 3pm • Loft
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico, 2018, subtitled
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La Dolce Vita
Saturday, March 7 • 7pm • Historic Theater
Directed by Federico Fellini, Italy, 1960, subtitled

Musidora, La Dixième Muse
Sunday, March 8 • 1pm • Historic Theater
Directed by Patrick Cazals, France, 2013, subtitled
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Le Plaisir
Sunday, March 8 • 3pm • Historic Theater
Directed by Max Ophüls, France, 1952, subtitled
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About Il Cinema Ritrovato

Each summer, the Cineteca of Bologna, one of Europe’s most renowned centers for film restoration—seat of the Charlie Chaplin and Pier Paolo Pasolini archives—presents a nine-day film festival featuring restored films, early silent cinema, and director portraits. During the festival, titled Il Cinema Ritrovato (Rediscovered Cinema), more than 500 titles are presented in six cinemas and on a giant screen at a free outdoor screening in the fifteenth century Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, which turns into a 2,000-seat open-air movie theater for the entire summer (Sotto le Stelle del Cinema). Il Cinema Ritrovato has been defined as “pure heaven for cinéphiles.” The 34rd edition will take place in Bologna on June 20-28, 2020.

Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour returns with dates at both UNH and The Music Hall!

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Running Time: 2h 54m • NR • Italy • subtitled

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