airs late Sun., 9-14
A shy law student meets a bon vivant who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscan countryside.
Dir: Dino Risi Cast: Vittorio Gassman , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Catherine Spaak .
"For a good part of its running time, a contemporary (and ostensibly non-Italian) viewer might not be sure of how to take the film - its comedy is mild and circumstantial, and the social-critique subtext that gives the movie bite could be missed by anyone not familiar with Italian road culture and the social stress it produces."
A small boy in love with Rome grows up to film the city in all its charismatic chaos.
Dir: Federico Fellini Cast: Federico Fellini , Peter Gonzales , Stefano Mayore .
"...building a narrative that has a city for its protagonist instead of a single character. The only sly thing is that the city isn't Rome - it's Fellini, disguised in bricks, mortar, and ruins."