Members' Choice: Amarcord
Our popular monthly Director’s Choice event is now Members’ Choice! We invited members of Ragtag to vote by email for this month’s film and Fellini’s Amarcord was the decisive winner.
"Veers from the heartfelt to the satirical, the scathing to the loving,
the funny to the melancholy -- in short, it's everything that great
cinema should be."-Empire
Amarcord is a semi-autobiographical account of Fellini’s childhood in 1930s Fascist Italy. This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, the most personal film from Federico Fellini, satirizes the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.
The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Director and Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
Free for members, $7.50 others.