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HBD AB: Celebrating André Bazin's 100th Birthday

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HBD AB: Celebrating André Bazin's 100th Birthday

Wednesday, April 18th at Comfort Station of Logan Square

Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of renowned French film critic André Bazin (What is cinema? Vol. 1 & 2, The cinema of cruelty, et al) with a screening of Federico Fellini's I VITELLONI (1956), a film he professed as having "profound originality," and select readings of his work from local film critics Kat Sachs, Michael Smith, Marilyn Ferdinand and more. There might also be cake.


Plot: Fausto Moretti, having seduced Sandra Rubini, the sister of his friend and companion Moraldo Rubini, is forced to marry her. After their honeymoon, he takes a job as a salesman of religious objects in a small shop. He isn't changed by his marriage and still looks for women, with his friends, when and where they can find them. He even tries to seduce the wife of his boss and is fired. After each episode, Sandra forgives him. He and his friends of similar temperament are content to be idle, chase girls and leave the work and job-hunting to others. After spending the night away from home with a girl, Sandra cannot forgive anymore and runs off with their child. Fausto and his friends search all over for them, fearing the worst. -IMDB

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O85C952ueSU

Directed by Federico Fellini
Starring: Alberto Sordi
Franco Fabrizi
Franco Interlenghi
Leopoldo Trieste

Media: Digital Projection
Runtime: 103 mins.

Curated by Kat Sachs/Beguiled Cinema.

No BYOB please.

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera


Comfort Film