Fellini’s Book of Dreams to Come to Life in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA (January 16, 2009) — Making its United States premiere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new exhibition “Fellini’s Book of Dreams” will delve into legendary writer-director Federico Fellini’s writings and drawings of his dreams and fantasies on Saturday, January 24, in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.
Featuring two original notebooks and more than 100 reproductions of original pages from Fellini’s Book of Dreams, the exhibition will include many images that inspired his most celebrated films.
Fellini began the notebooks in the 1960s and continued adding to them until 1990, three years before his death at the age of 73. The exhibition also will showcase numerous self-portraits, celebrity caricatures and film clips.
A 12-time Oscar® nominee (four nominations for directing, eight for writing) and a 1992 Honorary Award recipient, Fellini directed four films that won Academy Awards® in the Foreign Language Film category: “La Strada” (1956), “Nights of Cabiria” (1957), “8½” (1963) and “Amarcord” (1974). He was widely known for exploring facets of his subconscious through his art; by actively embracing his dream life, he gave himself the opportunity to explore themes that later played out in his films, including eroticism, religion, terror and love.
The exhibition is being presented in collaboration with the Fondazione Federico Fellini and the Fondazione Cinema per Roma.
“Fellini’s Book of Dreams” will be on display through Sunday, April 19. The Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery, located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, noon to 6 p.m.
For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org