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MDC Tower Theater to Host Fellini Retrospective and Memorabilia Exhibition Sept. 30 – Oct. 16


Miami, September 29, 2011 - The Tower Theater at Miami Dade College (MDC), will host At the Table with Fellini, an exhibition of Fellini memorabilia making its U.S. premiere. The exhibition features posters, designs and notes – including restaurant napkins used by Fellini to scribble words and drawings.  

In addition, the Tower Theater will present a retrospective of select Fellini films from Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 16, during which time the exhibition will be free and open to the public.  

The film schedule for the first week is as follows:


In one of Maestro Fellini’s most intriguing films, rarely seen in the United States, a businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

Friday, September 30, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2, 7:15 p.m.


Five young men linger in a post-adolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall.

Saturday, October 1, 6:40 p.m.


Set in a seedy travelling carnival, this drama revolves around brutish strongman Zampano (Anthony Quinn), his simple and servile girlfriend Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina, Fellini's wife), and clown/aerialist Matto (Richard Basehart).

Sunday, October 2: 2:20 p.m.

 8 ½

Fresh off of the international success of La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini moved into the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with what is widely believed to be his finest and most personal work.

Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 p.m.


Cinematographer Gianni di Venanzo’s masterful use of Technicolor transforms Juliet of the Spirits, Fellini’s first color feature, into a kaleidoscope of dreams, spirits, and memories. Giulietta Masina plays a betrayed wife whose inability to come to terms with reality leads her along a hallucinatory journey of self-discovery.

Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 p.m.


A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town in the nineteen-thirties. The town in the film is based on Rimini, where Mr. Fellini grew up, yet there is now something magical, larger-than-life about the town, its citizens and many of the things that happen to them.

Thursday, October 6: 6:30 p.m.


In July 1914, a luxury liner leaves Italy with the ashes of the famous opera singer Edmea. The boat is filled with her friends, opera singers, actors and all kinds of exotic people. On the third day, the captain has to save a large number of Serbian refugees from the sea, refugees who had escaped the first tremors of WWI.

Friday, October 7: 9:00 p.m.


All films are in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets cost $5 for the general public. The retrospective and exhibition are co-sponsored by MDC’s Miami International Film Festival, Janus Films, Corinth Films, and the City of Margherita de Savoia, Italy.


The Tower Theater is located at 1508 S.W. Eight Street. Free parking is available in the public parking lots located behind the theater. For more information, please call 305-642-1264, or visit the Tower Theater website at     

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