Part of CINEMA EXPLORATIONS, a wintertime community-curated film series.
Free admission, made possible by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities
Federico Fellini’s AMARCORD (1973) has an English-language title of “I REMEMBER,” but that does not accurately capture the essence of the film. The translated definition of the word "amarcord" does a much better job: “a re-evocation of the nostalgic past and veined with irony.” Fellini’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film (Fellini also received nominations for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the film) is set in his coastal hometown of Rimini during Mussolini’s fascist rule of Italy in the 1930’s and is full of vignettes drawn from adolescent memories and remembered fantasy. It is playful, ribald, and wild, yet never loses sight of the shadowy malevolence posed by the fascism lurking in Italian society. We are proud to present this classic film in celebration of its release 50 years ago.
In Italian with English subtitles.
Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8, 2023