Satyricon

Tuesday, 1 October

Satyricon

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Fellini's SATYRICON   1969Directed by Federico Fellini 128 minutes In Italian with English subtitles

This is the sort of film that you have to enter not for a tight logical storyline, but for a cinematic voyage. With this kind of film you just have to let go, and lose yourself in the middle of a shimmering visual sea which has been conjured up by Federico Fellini. In theory it is based on the book by Petronius (61 A.D.), but in reality the film also reflects the ideas and passions of the 1960s that were spreading across the western world. Themes of the role of art, social transgression, homosexuality and androgyny are visualized through a haunting LSD trip.

Fellini's films can be wild and colorful, but this one remains one of his most excessive. It was a big influence on films like Terry Gilliam's Brazil, but Gilliam is actually more traditional, and always gives you identifiable main characters to lock into... this is a movie closer to an off-beat Lynch film, where the characters are not stable, but surreal flickering mirages on a cave wall. Satyricon is a series of disjoint stories set in ancient Rome, but has an almost sci-fi edge. The cinematography and sets are overwhelming, in fact some of the best ever committed to celluloid, and it is therefore a movie that absolutely needs to be experienced on a big screen. The riveting musical score is by Fellini-regular Nino Rota.

This will be a high-definition projection of the dreamlike masterpiece.

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019 - 20:30

Category: 

  • film

Price: 

  • 3-5 €
- 3 €
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam
Netherlands

Directions: 

Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.

Squat: 

Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.

categories: 

  • film

opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.

categories: 

  • film

opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.