LBOpera Cinema Presents: Federico Fellini’s AND THE SHIP SAILS ON

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On Sunday, December 26, 2010, LBOpera Cinema will continue its popular Sunday morning lecture and opera film series with And The Ship Sails On (E la nave Va). This rarely seen 1983 Federico Fellini film begins on the eve of World War I as friends of a deceased opera singer gather on a luxury liner to spread her ashes at sea and celebrate her life. Other passengers include assorted European aristocracy, a journalist, and a lovesick rhinoceros. During the voyage, a group of fleeing Serbian refugees comes on board. Fellini creates a circus-like atmosphere which turns the film into a dazzling spectacle of the human condition. As to the score, Vincent Canby of the New York Times commented, “Mr. Fellini does to a number of favored opera scores what he does to the reality of conventional movies. He turns those scores upside down and inside out, adding new lyrics when it pleases him and, in general, doing the kind of outrageous acts that must be designed to offend all purists.” In Italian/English subtitles

And The Ship Sails On will be shown on December 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA. 90804. Cost for the event is $10 for coffee, a lecture, and great company…the movie is free!

Purchase tickets by calling the LBO Box Office at 562-432-5934, online at, or at the door on a space available basis.

Long Beach Opera – Andreas Mitisek, Artistic and General Director Long Beach Opera, 507 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA. 90802. Tel. 562-432- 5934.

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