Apr 03 - Apr 07, 2009
(Federico Fellini, Italy, 1969, 35mm, 128 min)
Fellini’s tumultuous work of art looks at ancient Rome as it has never been seen before. Based loosely on an unfinished mystical poem written during the reign of Nero, Satyricon casts us adrift in a world of magic and superstition, without values, government or faith. Its canvas of outrageous colors, costumes and sets, and its innovative fragmentation of narrative create a hypnotic, surreal epic.