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FLICKS FILM AND VIDEO NOTES : Curtain Time : 'Juliet of the Spirits,' agricultural video, 'Drugstore Cowboy' are on tap for screen fans.

October 18, 1990|LEO SMITH

It's curtain time once again at the Thousand Oaks Library.

This month's Classic Cinema is Federico Fellini's 1965 movie "Juliet of the Spirits," showing at 7 p.m. Saturday.

"It's a mystical movie about the female psyche," coordinator Amani Fliers said. "It deals with the spirit of the female and about the institution of marriage."

As with many of the Italian director's films, this one is autobiographical.

"It's about his discoveries about his wife during their marriage," Fliers said. "It's about a woman who suspects her husband's infidelity and feels her world crumbling around her. It's about people coming into marriage unprepared."

The movie stars Fellini's real-life wife, Giulietta Masina.

Here's an idea for a night on the town.

Take that sweetheart of yours to see the new video put out by the Ventura County Visitors and Convention Bureau.

It's an 11-minute agricultural video made with the help of the Farm Bureau. "It gives some of the history of Ventura and tells about what is grown here," bureau spokeswoman Janice Flippen said. "It points out that Ventura has the ideal weather to grow produce."

Actually, the video will be shown primarily to out-of-town groups to bring attention to Ventura County. However, Flippen said there are plans to show it to local organizations as well.

In one of its more mainstream presentations, the Ojai Film Society will present the 1989 film "Drugstore Cowboy," starring Matt Dillon.

It's the story of a 1970s group of drug addicts whose main objective is to keep a constant high. The screenplay is based on a novel by James Fogle, who wrote it while serving time for pharmaceutical robberies in the 1970s.

This is the film that brought former teen star Dillon back into the headlines and also brought director Gus Van Sant the honor of director of the year by the National Society of Film Critics.

Show time at the Ojai Playhouse is 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The movie is rated R.

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