1957. Italy. Dir: Federico Fellini. With Giulietta Masina. 110 min.
Masina delivers a splendid, sprightly performance as a down-on-her-luck prostitute who wanders the streets of Rome, suffering repeated heartbreak but somehow always managing to rebound with wide-eyed optimism. At turns uproariously joyous and heart-wrenchingly tragic, the film tells a haunting yet unceasingly humanistic tale of a desperate soul.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.