Film Series: La Dolce Vita (1960)

March 25, 2015
Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar in the University City Loop

La Dolce Vita (1960), directed by Federico Fellini

La Dolce Vita depicts the hedonistic adventures of a gossip columnist in Rome at a time when the city was positioned between the destruction and poverty of World War II and the economic miracle of the 1960s. Employing Italian Neorealist techniques, such as nonprofessional actors in supporting roles and a loose, episodic structure, La Dolce Vita focuses on a society enamored with image and culture and the downside of postwar consumerism.

A Critical Eye: Avant-garde Cinema of the 1960s brings together an international array of groundbreaking films that challenge the conventions of cinema at the time. Designed to complement the exhibition Picasso to Fontana—Collecting Modern and Postwar Art in the Eisendrath Years, 1960–1968, the film series sheds light on social concerns that shaped a generation in aftermath of World War II and the subsequent golden age of economic growth in Western Europe.