8 1/2
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8 1/2

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Sun Jan 19 11:30 AM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
133 Mins
January
Sun Jan 19

One of the most potent films about filmmaking – and often cited by other filmmakers as one of the greatest movies ever made - Federico Fellini’s 8 ½ is a feverish, fantastical invention.

By 1963, Fellini had made, by his count, seven and a half films. Hence 8½ is like an opus number: this is film number eight and a half in the Fellini catalogue. Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita) plays Fellini’s surrogate famous film director, Guido Anselmi, suffering from self-proclaimed “director’s block” while in production on a epic science-fiction film. Guido humorously fields questions from exasperating reporters, dubious producers, and suspicious lovers. As the pressure mounts, Guido retreats into his mind, finding solace in his childhood memory of the enchanting La Saraghina and a riotous reverie amongst rebellious women. As the line between reality and fantasy blurs, the equally brazen and guilt-ridden Guido begins to cast actors for his film that bear uncanny resemblances to their real-life counterparts, resulting in an audacious, stunningly emotional, and visually splendid finale that cements the film as one of the greats.

Fellini’s autobiographical extravaganza blends comedy, drama, fantasy, social satire and self-critique, presented newly restored in all its dreamlike glory.

“The best film ever made about filmmaking.” – Roger Ebert
January
Sun Jan 19

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450