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Culture, Art Take a Seat:  Two Shows that Demand (and Reward) Contemplation

Take a Seat: Two Shows that Demand (and Reward) Contemplation

The films of Federico Fellini, says Dutch artist Rik van Iersel, "teach that you can stand in the street and see it as surrealistic theater. That's how I want to paint." Which van Iersel does, creating layer upon layer of…
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Calendar, Night&Day To Rome, with Love

To Rome, with Love

As you count down the dwindling days on your summer fling, it’s perfectly natural to feel a melancholy twinge. The Italians have a word for it: Ciao. (As in, “It was nice, but don’t let the door hit you on…
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Film, <i>Nine</i>: Fantasy meets harsh reality as Rob Marshall takes on a  Fellini classic

Nine: Fantasy meets harsh reality as Rob Marshall takes on a Fellini classic

There's no city-clogging traffic jam in Nine, the musicalized version of Federico Fellini's movie-about-moviemaking ur-text 8 1/2, but the result feels like the celluloid equivalent of a 12-car pileup. An assault on the senses from every conceivable direction — smash…
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Calendar, Night&Day Young Federico

Young Federico

It's a great mystery of the world: Who removed Federico Fellini's shame? Who implied to him that it would be OK to make movies featuring butt after fetishized, wiggling lady-butt? This message was clearly received by the filmmaker at a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Take the Cannoli

Take the Cannoli

There are masterpieces, and there is Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2. The peripatetic, one-of-a-kind plot centers on a successful movie director (played by the incomparable Marcello Mastroianni) desperately searching for inspiration. Alas, he is perpetually distracted and bothered and interrogated about…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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The House of Tudor

When most rockers would be busy deconstructing the eye hooks on some bimbo's bra strap, the five overeducated lads in Jonathan Fire*Eater probably sit around on their tour bus debating the merits of Celine and Nabokov. Intentional intellectuals blessed with…
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