The Circus: Then and Now - Film Screening and Performance

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Mon, Aug 29, 2022 8:00 PM –

Tue, Aug 30, 2022 10:00 PM (GMT+2)

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Saying goodbye to summer with two days of a serious circus mood, including a screening of Fellini's masterpiece La Strada on Monday and an exceptional live circus performance in the garden on Tuesday.

Monday, August 29
La Strada (The Road)
Directed by: Federico Fellini

"One of the most influential films ever made," Fellini's first film won the inaugural Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1957. It tells the story of Gelsomina, a poor girl who joins a traveling circus strongman on an eye-awakening adventure. It's a delve into Fellini's "complete catalogue...my entire mythological world."

Ewart Memorial Hall, 8:00 pm
A discussion will follow the film
Open to the public
Free admission

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Tuesday, August 30
Circus Performance

A curated variety of performers from well-known circus acts, including clowns,
dancing drums, ladders, balancing bicycles and juggling shows.

Main Garden, 7:30 pm
Open to the public
Free admission

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Mon, Aug 29, 2022
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ewart Memorial Hall, Tahrir Cultural Center
Film Screening: Federico Fellini's La Strada

La Strada (The Road) is a 1954 Italian drama film directed and co-written by Federico Fellini with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. The film tells the story of Gelsomina, a simple-minded young woman (Giulietta Masina) bought from her mother by Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutish strongman who takes her with him on the road. Fellini described La Strada as "a complete catalog of my entire mythological world, a dangerous representation of my identity that was undertaken with no precedent whatsoever.

La Strada has become "one of the most influential films ever made," according to the American Film Institute. It won the inaugural Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1957. It was placed fourth in the 1992 British Film Institute directors' list of cinema's top 10 films.

Duration: 108 Minutes
Film will be followed by a discussion

Ewart Hall, Tahrir Cultural Center, 8:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public


Tue, Aug 30, 2022
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Main Garden, Tahrir Cultural Center
A Circus Performance

A curated variety of performers from well-known circus acts including clowns, dancing drums, ladders, balancing unicycle and juggling shows.

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