In one of the most widely seen and acclaimed European movies of the 1960s, Federico Fellini featured Marcello Mastrioanni as gossip columnist Marcello Rubini. Having left his dreary provincial existence behind, Marcello wanders through an ultra-modern, ultra-sophisticated, ultra-decadent Rome. A huge worldwide success, La Dolce Vita won several awards, including a New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Foreign Film and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The short film Trevi (Corey Shaff and Richard P. Rogers, 1988, 17 minutes) precedes the screening.
The exhibition City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics will be open for program attendees before the screening.