La Dolce Vita (1960). In 35mm, 174 min.
Slow down, relax and enjoy the warm, sensual pleasures of classic Italian cinema. Films by noted directors Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paulo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti; actors Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Alain Delon, Anna Magnani, Alberto Sordi; and film collector Martin Scorsese will offer vibrant, passionate, intoxicating portraits of life, Italian style.
From the joyful earthy spirituality of impoverished Francis of Assisi to the wealthy self-seeking existentialists of mid-century Rome, from the mountains to the beach, the series will explore themes of emotion versus intellect, familial and romantic love, loyalty and betrayal. Come watch, and breathe in the fragrance of the culture that defines the sweet life. Films in Italian with English subtitles.
La Dolce Vita was restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with The Film Foundation, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Mediaset-Medusa, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Luce.
Restoration funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation.
Other films in this series include:January 10: Nights of Cabiria January 17: The Flowers of Saint Francis January 24: La Dolce Vita January 31: Divorce, Italian Style February 7: Rocco and His Brothers February 14: Mamma Roma February 21: Mafioso February 28: Seduced and Abandoned March 7: Marriage, Italian Style
Prices above are for the entire film series. Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM's three sites, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.
A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first come, first served basis the day of the show, at 7:25 pm, at the auditorium entrance for $8 (cash/check only).