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Bangalow Showground, Market Street, Bangalow, NSW 2479, Australia


Thursday 14 January 2021 at 8pm
Gates Open 6.30pm

About FESTIVAL OPENING - La Dolce Vita

LA DOLCE VITA - Drive-in Screening
Rated M
Opening night promises to be a glamorous affair. Film lovers, fashionistas and anyone looking for a fun night out won’t want to miss this wonderful restoration of Federico Fellini’s masterpiece—an era-defining fresco of life among the glitterati in early 1960s Rome.

Casting a typically critical eye over the world of celebrity, Fellini’s epic La Dolce Vita stands as a towering achievement of 1960s cinema. The episodic narrative follows jaded journalist Marcello Rubini (Mastroianni) as he moves across the Eternal City uncovering gossip on movie stars and other VIPs. The film famously spawned the term ‘paparazzo’ which came to describe a certain type of relentless celebrity photographer. One of the most iconic Italian films - an epic, breathtakingly stylish cinematic landmark.

Martin Scorsese called it, “the film that conquered the world”. An exquisite tale of celebrity, La Dolce Vita casts an adoring yet critical eye towards 60s Rome. Set over seven decadent days, we follow Marcello Mastroianni’s philandering journalist as he pursues a happiness that’s always just out of reach.

In keeping with the 60s theme, the screening will be an outdoor drive-in event, and anyone with a gorgeous vintage vehicle is especially encouraged to attend. Dress code will be Fellini’s 60s, which allows for a multitude of possibilities from gorgeous gowns and black tie to circus characters, vagabonds and paparazzi.

Winner, Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival 1960
Winner, Oscar for Best Costume Design, Academy Awards 1960

Join us for an evening under the stars in cars. Bring whatever you need to be cosy and comfortable, and enjoy food and refreshments being served by our hospitality partner - Yulli's.

This will undoubtedly be a night to remember.


Refunds and exchanges will not be made for inadvertently booking the wrong session, inability to attend or if patrons choose to leave the venue prior to the end of the screening. Bangalow Film Festival's outdoor sessions may be adversely affected by weather. We try to go ahead with screenings wherever possible, and do not cancel for light/intermittent/potential rain. We strongly recommend customers bring wet weather gear to screenings in case of rain (note the use of umbrellas during screenings is not permitted as it obstructs the view of other audience members). Screenings will be cancelled only if the weather poses a safety threat to patrons and staff. The decision to cancel a screening is made by the Festival Manager on site, and can be made at any time up to or during the screening. Patrons accept the risk that weather they consider unsatisfactory may occur on a screening night and acknowledge that tickets will not be re-validated unless a screening is officially cancelled by Bangalow Film Festival.

*Plus Booking fee

Brought to you by:Bangalow Film Festival Limited

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Event Notes:

Gates open at 6.30pm. Feature screening commences at 8.00pm.

Car spaces are allocated purely on a first-in, best-dressed basis. We recommend you arrive early to ensure the best spot available.

Food and refreshments are available from our local hospitality partner, Yulli's.

COVID-Safety Guidelines

Please stay away from the festival if you are unwell. Ticket-holders exhibiting or complaining of any cold or flu symptoms of any kind may be denied entry and excluded from the festival. COVID safety measures will be in place at all festival events including but not limited to physical distancing; signage relating to conditions of entry; NSW Government COVID safety messaging will be displayed throughout the festival; all ticket-holders must scan the festival's COVID-safe QR code and complete all fields as a condition of entry; in areas where queuing is likely, markers will be placed on floors/ground.

EVENT LOCATION: Bangalow Showground, Market Street
Bangalow, NSW 2479, Australia
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