Love in the Time of La Dolce Vita
Shawn Levy on Italian Cinema Wednesday Evening at 7pm
ortlanders, join us at Adelina Film and Art Books Wednesday, February 8, at 7pm as film critic and author Shawn Levy presents “Love in the Time of La Dolce Vita.” Levy’s latest book, Dolce Vita Confidential, is “a romp through the worlds of film, fashion, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest city on the planet.”
American versus Italian ideas of romance, the differing roles played by imported (Hepburn, Ekberg, Taylor) versus local (Loren, Vitti, Lollobrigida) sex symbols, and the myth of the Latin Lover (Mastroianni, Mastroianni, Mastroianni) are all fair game for Levy’s presentation and the Q&A to follow.
Who: Shawn Levy
What: Love in the Time of La Dolce Vita
Where: Adelina Film and Art Books, 902 SW Morrison Street, Portland
When: 7pm, Wednesday, February 8
Why: Some pre-Valentine’s Day discussion of the on-screen myths and back-room truths of post-war Italian cinema
Shawn Levy is a Portland, Oregon, author, critic, teacher, and community volunteer. From 1992 until 2013, he wrote for The Oregonian, serving as Film Critic from 1997 to 2012. Prior to that, he was Senior Editor of the late, great American Film magazine and prior to that Associate Editor of Boxoffice magazine. He currently reviews movies for KGW-TV. Dolce Vita Confidential is his eighth book of film criticism.
Adelina Film and Art Books is located in Boys Fort, 902 SW Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon. The bookstore was started by associates of Propeller magazine and its publishing imprint Propeller Books, but soon declared its complete independence and now mentions its parent organization only rarely, usually with disdain.