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Federico Fellini Centenary. Alberto Sordi Centenary. New 4K Restoration!


Italy | 1952 | Federico Fellini

THE WHITE SHEIK film still

Federico Fellini’s 100th birthday is January 20, 2020, and we mark the occasion with two screenings of a long sought-after gem by him that we have never shown before. (It was the maestro’s first solo outing). Co-written by Michelangelo Antonioni, The White Sheik focuses on a young provincial bride who, while honeymooning in Rome, abandons her new husband to meet her longtime romantic idol, the star of her favorite fumetti (photographic comic book). The “sheik” is played by Italy’s esteemed comic actor Alberto Sordi (also born 100 years ago). With Giulietta Masina (who makes her first appearance as the prostitute Cabiria). Music by Nino Rota. “My favorite Fellini movie.” -Orson Welles. “As hilarious as any Italian farce ever made.” -NY Times. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 83 min.

Special event pricing $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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Saturday 1/25
Sunday 1/26
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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

Note: Special events cost more. Exceptions are noted.