On Monday March 3rd,  AFF screens THE GREAT BEAUTY (LA GRANDE BELLEZZA) at 7:15 p.m. at Ancaster Silver City. Italian dialogue with English Subtitles.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m. $10 for non members. All proceeds will go to the Hamilton Bridge Program: from Prison to Community. From the last screenings $1000 was donated to gritLIT (The Hamilton Literary Festival), $200 to a June Outdoor Screening during the Ancaster Heritage Days, and $200 to Wesley Urban Ministries.

The ghost of Federico Fellini hovers wickedly over The Great Beauty, a fantastic journey around contemporary Rome and a riot of lush imagery juggling past and present, sacred and profane, gorgeous and grotesque. Ella taylor/NPR

A deliriously alive movie, The Great Beauty is the story of a man, a city, a country and a cinema, though not necessarily in that order. Manohla Dargis/NY TIMES

If you know Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita,” you’ll be unable to watch The Great Beauty without thinking about it. This gorgeous Italian movie, like its predecessor, balances pungent satire and a more melancholy mood in portraying the dissolute world of the upper crust in contemporary Rome. Walter Addiego/San Francisco Examiner

The Ancaster Film Fest is a member of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Film Circuit, a group of 180 organizations across Canada that screen the best in Canadian and International films to their communities.  For more information on the Ancaster Film Fest or our screenings visitour website, our Facebook site or call 905-648-2277.