Repertory Picks

Midwestern Ancient Rome

On Film / In Theaters — Mar 12, 2015

Federico Fellini’s La dolce vita had a seismic impact on cinema and the culture at large. For a new screening series for Indiana University Cinema, titled Around La dolce vita, film scholar Richard Dyer has curated a selection of titles that either anticipated that movie in some way and or followed it. Among them is Fellini Satyricon, showing March 14, a film about a very different kind of bacchanalian culture. Watch our Three Reasons video for this fanciful and frightening evocation of a godless ancient civilization.