Life is a Feast: The Cinema of Federico Fellini
Now Playing - Jun 14, 2023
Ten films on nine nights, April 12–June 14 | SIFF Cinema Uptown
All films screen at 7:30pm
A centennial celebration of legendary, beloved Italian master writer-director Federico Fellini (1920-93). Exclusively authorized by Fellini's studio Cinecitta (Rome), the series presents ten films restored by the Fellini Foundation, Martin Scorsese, and Gucci. Experience the soaring imagination, dazzling visuals, warm humanism, humor, and spiritual transcendence of one of the cinema's supreme artists.
Series Pass discount for Members of Festa Italiana, SIFF, SAM, UW Cinema and Media Studies and Italian Studies, Alliance Francaise de Seattle, NWFF, SFI, Cornish, TheFilmSchool, Scarecrow Video and KING FM. Single tickets are $15 each.
SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this series.
Welcome Spring with a feast of cinematic splendor. Maestro Italian writer-director Federico Fellini (1920-93) says, "Life is a combination of pasta and magic," reality and imagination," and his delectable vision embraces gorgeous imagery, sensual pleasures, all the ups and downs of being human, a soulful yearning for transcendence—all served with a lightness of spirit, and the jaunty, enchanting music of Nino Rota. Many of the films feature Fellini's Oscar-winning wife Giulietta Masina, and Fellini's onscreen alter-ego Marcello Mastroianni. These two luminaries appeared together in just one film, Ginger and Fred, which will be flown in from Rome for our screening.
Screenings include Variety Lights, Toby Dammit, I Vitelloni, La Strada, The Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits, Amarcord, Ginger and Fred, all restored by Fellini's studio Cinecitta, the Fellini Foundation, Martin Scorsese, and Gucci. Poet, film curator and teacher Tova Gannana will provide essays on all the films. Theater concessions include wine, beer, coffees and teas. Mask-wearing welcome.
Present your ticket on the day of the film at any Tutta Bella Pizzeria and receive a 10% discount on the total price. Series tickets can be used each of the nine weeks. Ticket buyers can use the code ITALIA for a 10% discount at the Mediterranean Inn, across from the Uptown, any night April 12 through June 14.
Series presented by Festa Italiana and Greg Olson Productions.
- Director: Federico Fellini
- Principal Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn, Anita Ekberg, Alberto Sordi
- Country: Italy
- Language: Italian
- Has Subtitles: Yes