138 mins.
Directed by Federico Fellini
NR
Italian, French, English, and German with subtitles
1963

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.

An early working title for 8½ was "The Beautiful Confusion," and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

Presented in collaboration with Amherst College. Introduction by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in the Humanities, Latin American, and Latino Cultures, Amherst College, and author of I Love My Selfie.