Occasional Evenings: Fellini Satyricon

BISR Central
68 Jay Street, #425
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Met with both bewilderment and delight upon its release in 1969, Fellini Satyricon assembles the fragments of an ancient fiction attributed to Petronius into a “great dream galaxy” (Federico Fellini) that speaks as much to imperial Rome as it does to the 20th century’s own fascinations with death and debauchery, pleasure and revelry, piracy, corruption, estrangement, and the human imagination’s powers of association. An ancient past that is knowable only in fragments becomes the material for a cinematic meditation on the fragmentary nature of history itself—transient, incongruent, dislocated, a loose string of dream images “rising up to us amid glowing bursts of light.”

Join us Friday, April 14th, for a screening of Fellini’s lurid, heady, fantastical travesty of life, sex, and depraved terror in the face of death. Before the screening, in-house BISR classicist Bruce King and fellow faculty Isi Litke will discuss the film’s source material, its adaptation, reception, and filmic innovations. Beer, wine, seltzer, and snacks will be served. Attendance is free with suggested $10 donation. Please RSVP below.

Event Schedule

Friday, 7:00pm ET
April 14, 2023


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