Saturday Screenings: 8½
Saturday Screenings is a free program of monthly film screenings presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia.
Fellini's 8½ won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and is considered an influential classic.
The film follows Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni), a famous Italian film director, who suffers from ‘director's block’. Highly self-reflexive and potentially autobiographical, the film addresses the alienating effects of modernisation.
An avid reader and film buff, Jeffrey Smart layered his paintings with references to cinema, literature, art and other artists. The results are potent and intriguing images that have become emblematic of 20th and 21st century urban experience.
Please note: screening at the National Galley of Australia (James Fairfax Theatre)
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