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2020 marked the centennial of one of the world’s greatest, boldest and most beloved filmmakers. Born in provincial Rimini on Italy’s Adriatic coast, Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993) left an indelible mark on world cinema with an extraordinary series of free-wheeling, flamboyant, dazzlingly creative films rooted in memory, dream, desire and fantasy, earning some of the film industry’s highest honors, including four Academy Awards for what is now known as Best International Feature Film.
“Talking about dreams is like talking about movies.” – Federico Fellini
Ushering actors Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Giulietta Masina (to whom he was married for 50 years) to international stardom and shaping the medium to fit his own distinctive mindscape at Italy’s fabled Cinecittà studios, Fellini, by the mid-1960s, had achieved worldwide fame and become a household name among both cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike, even spawning his own cinematic adjective – “Felliniesque.” The Loft Cinema is proud to present this Fellini centennial celebration, delayed since 2020, featuring brand-new sparkling 4K restorations of some of the Italian Maestro’s best, most influential works, courtesy of Janus Films.