Saturday, December 2, Gables
Films in the Books & Books Courtyard: Federico Fellini's Amarcord, the 1974 fantasy-memoir of life in his hometown during the Fascist era is his most personal film, offering a full palette of experience--sex, families, politics--with his surreal twist. The film satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award-winning Amarcord remains one of cinema's enduring treasures. The ironic title translates into, "I remember," but here memory is more a matter of loving vision than actuality. The Café at Books & Books will be serving an Italian menu a la Fellini. The screening begins at 7:30pm.