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Film: Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria

January 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

HILLSBOROUGH CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY. The Film Society will present the 1957 Fellini classic Nights of Cabiria at 2pm on Sunday, January 22, at the Passmore Center in Hillsborough. The film is free to the public (and the popcorn is free, too). Our speaker will be Gary Hawkins. Gary is a screenwriter and director, and also teaches at Duke. Among his work is the film The Rough South of Larry Brown, which won both an Emmy and PBS’s Gold Award.

Federico Fellini came up through the ranks of Italian neo-realism; this film marks his move away from that tradition. “Nights of Cabiria┬áis transitional; it points toward the visual freedom of his later films while still remaining attentive to the real world of postwar Rome.” (Ebert)

Cabiria brought Fellini his second Oscar (of four); he won his first the year before for La Strada. His wife, Giulietta Masina, won the Best Actress Award at Cannes for her role. The screenplay was by Pier Paolo Pasolini and others, the music by Nino Rota; it was produced by Dino De Laurentiis (yes, for the younger folks, that’s Giada’s grandfather).

It’s a good idea to call in advance to register for the film: 919 245-2015. For more information about the film, check our website, www.hillsboroughclassicfilms.com.