Fellini’s Satyricon Wraps Up Indiana Film Series Time Capsule

Tuesday evening the Indiana Film Society’s year long exploration of the film of 1969 will come to a close. Join the Indiana Film Society on December 15 at the Jewish Community Center as they screen their final film Federico Fellini’s Satyricon. As always, this Indianapolis event is FREE and open to all Indianapolis people. Join in the final discussion of 2009, as their Time Capsule 1969 Film Series comes to a close. The film begins at 7:00 pm.

For the past twelve months, the Indiana Film Society as focused on the films of 1969. In the Spring, their film series was composed of a collection of iconic American films from the end of that famous decade. The Fall film series has found their attentions turned to international filmmakers at the end of the sixties. As one of the most influential Italian filmmakers ever, Federico Fellini’s Satyricon will put a perfectly puzzling cap on the Indiana Film Society’s year long attempt to understand the cultural climate of 1969 through the films made or released in that year.

If you are planning on seeing the musical remake of Fellini’s 8 1/2, and you have yet to see an original Fellini masterpiece, Satyricon at the Indiana Film Society might just be your perfect opportunity. Before Nine, starring Daniel Day Lewis, hits theatres on Christmas Day 2009, see the original master at work.

Video: Fellini’s Satyricon at the Indiana Film Society, Indianapolis

This Tuesday evening, December 14, take a journey through ancient Rome. Satyricon is loosely based on the book Satyricon by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, believed to be one of the first, if not the first, novel ever written. It survives in fragments with large gaps between events and a plot that at times halts in mid-sentence. See a version of Ancient Rome through the eyes of Italy’s greatest filmmaker. Fellini takes his audience on a journey with the attractive Encolpio. When he loses his favorite slave boy, only an earthquake keeps him from committing suicide.

Follow this Ancient Roman wanderer through a series of adventures. He becomes entangled in everything from ancient feasts and orgies to becoming a prisoner slave on a voyaging ship and even a war when a new Caesar taking charge. His adventure culminates when he kidnaps a hermaphroditic demi-god from a temple. With all the pomp and ornateness of Fellini’s imagination, Ancient Rome is revealed as a society not too different from the modern world of man. Rated R, this film runs 128 minutes. For more information about his FREE Indianapolis event, visit the Indiana Film Society’s website.

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Fellini’s Satyricon
Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 pm

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260