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Fellini’s early film made with Alberto Lattuada about a foundering variety act.
Co-directed with Alberto Lattuada, for whom Fellini wrote two early screenplays, Variety Lights offers a trial run for many of the themes and ideas on display in later films like La strada and La Dolce Vita. Fellini and Lattuada’s protagonist is Checco (Peppino De Filippo), the driven but delusional manager/director of a foundering variety act whose singers and dancers exude more heart than actual talent.
Central within the troupe is Checco’s fiancée Melina Amour (Giulietta Masina,View more
$10 / $8 students and seniors
Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Although parking in Cambridge is difficult (most of the surrounding streets have restricted parking for Cambridge residents only), metered parking on Broadway and Harvard Streets, as well as the rest of Harvard Square, is free after 8pm. Film-goers are encouraged to use public transportation, particularly the MBTA Red Line.
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