Our Anniversary Classics Abroad program starts the new year with one of the most influential and highly acclaimed of all foreign films: Federico Fellini’s autobiographical masterpiece, 8 ½.
The film scored the most Oscar nominations of any foreign film up to that time, with a total of five, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (by Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli and Brunello Rondi). It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Piero Gherardi won for his stunning black-and-white costume design.
The cast includes Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Sandra Milo, Claudia Cardinale, Rossella Falk, and Barbara Steele.
8 ½ screens Wednesday, January 17 at 7pm at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle Royal in West LA, Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino.