Topic: Federico Fellini's 8½ (1963) Outdoor Screening!!!!

9:00pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre Calgary, AB    1320 5 Ave NW
138 mins    Italian with English subtitles    B&W    1.85:1

Join us at the tennis courts for an outdoor screening of Fellini's 1963 classic, 8½, and a sneak peak for the 2012/13 Calgary Cinematheque Screening Season. Prior to the screening, enjoy the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market and HSCA beer and wine garden.

Calgary Cinematheque's 2012-13 screening season will feature bi-monthly screenings out of the Plaza Theatre in Kensington, centered on two themes: World Cinema Critic’s Picks and Post-War Italian Cinema.

8½ is the first film where Fellini literally loses the plot in favour of the dream-like, this weaves in and out of the memories, fantasies and relationships of celebrated film director Guido Anselmi (Fellini alter-ego Mastroianni), as he is struggles to find inspiration for his latest (science fiction) film. Complex, sexy, endlessly imaginative and boasting moments of magic, this is one of the best films about filmmaking, cinema's greatest evocation of a creative mental block, and perhaps the fullest expression of the term Fellini-esque.