La Dolce Vita (brand-new 35mm restoration!, TUESDAY SHOW)

Federico Fellini’s monumental La Dolce Vita has been transforming theaters into VIP lounges for over fifty years and is still cinema’s most groundbreaking and impossibly stylish party. Following doe-eyed newspaperman Marcello Mastroianni as he drifts through seven all-nighters (as well as occasional daylight) bursting with tailored suits, classy clubs, haunted villas, fashionable multinational women (Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée and Magali Noël, all supremely stunning), and over a hundred other characters, this episodic epic melts the screen with the high-voltage energy of ‘60s Rome, and continues to influence modern culture to this day with its depictions of high fashion, the role of paparazzi and so much more. With its non-traditional narrative, the film also marked a new era in Fellini’s filmmaking style, pointing away from his previous neo-realist works — but La Dolce Vita still packs as much of a strong emotional wallop as any of his previous classics, as it perfectly captures the moral ambivalence and spiritual vacuity of the “good life.” Come revel in the decadent luxury of this timeless gem as we present La Dolce Vita in a brand-new 35mm restoration!
Dir. Federico Fellini, 1960, 35mm, 180 min.