Satyricon + Toby Dammit
Sunday, Nov 21 at 4:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Federico Fellini. 1969, 128 mins. Italian with English subtitles. 35mm. With Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Magali Noël, Alain Cuny. The ultimate Fellini phantasmagoria. The maestro’s legendary re-creation of first-century Rome provides the backdrop for a wondrous journey into another world—a free adaptation of Petronius’s satirical ancient novel that is as gritty as it is surreal. Grotesque, erotic, and bizarre, and reportedly inspired by Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures, Satyricon remains a radical and divisive film, but no one can deny its almost constant visual invention.
Dir. Federico Fellini. 1968, 45 mins. Italian with English subtitles. DCP. With Terence Stamp, Salvo Randone. The closest Fellini ever came to making a horror movie, this adaptation of a story by Edgar Allan Poe was produced at the height of the Italian director’s fame, right in between Juliet of the Spirits and Satyricon. Risk-taking matinee idol Stamp plays a dissolute, alcoholic actor who has come to Rome to work on a new film, only to be haunted by terrifying and inexplicable visions. Anticipating his seventies films, Fellini adorns his frames with an excess of lush and dreadful style, concocting a color-drenched, metaphysical masterpiece that is both movie industry satire and macabre moral tale.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.