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BRIEF: Today's Plaza Classic Film Festival Coming Attraction:: 'La Dolce Vita'

August 7, 2013


Aug. 07--The 1960 Federico Fellini classic is part of this year's "Ebert Everlasting" series, a tribute to the late film critic Roger Ebert consisting of seven of his favorite films. It's title loosely translates to "The Sweet Life," something Ebert said didn't exist, but we all must "find that out for yourself," he once wrote.

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni as a philandering tabloid journalist, with Anouk Aimee as a beautiful heiress and Anita Ekberg as a famous actress, both of whom he pursues.

Plot: An Italian journalist of questionable character experiences lust, envy, spirituality and more in an unsuccessful quest for happiness during a week in Rome.

Box office: $4. 6:30 p.m. today (Italian with English subtitles), Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre).

Extras: View a trailer at

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