Special Virtual Event
This screening includes 8 ½
- Date and time:
- Thurs, Feb 18, From 7–9:18 pm
- 2 hr 18 min
- Free, no ticket required
Join us for a virtual film introduction and film screening programmed by IU President Michael A. McRobbie.
We’re working with our film distribution friends at Janus Films to bring you the international film 8 ½.
To participate in this virtual event:
- Be sure you have downloaded Zoom software to the device you want to use to watch this event.
- Register for the February 18 Zoom webinar to receive a link through which you will join the event at the date and time noted.
- To watch the film, you must tune in to the live Zoom event. At the end of the film introduction, a slide will appear with instructions on how to watch the film, which will include a web address as well as a password.
- Only 100 views will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Please note: The film will not screen via Zoom. You will need to open a web browser, type in the web address, and press enter. The web address must be entered into your web address bar—it will not work if you type into a search engine bar. Once on the film’s landing page, you will enter the password where it says “Enter password.”
For more information on accessing IU Cinema virtual events, please visit our Virtual Cinema Frequently Asked Questions.
President’s Choice Film Series: Fellini at 100
This series was originally scheduled to be presented in spring 2020 to commemorate Fellini’s 100th birthday.
There has been no other filmmaker in history who has translated their own subconscious into moving images quite like Federico Fellini, who was born in the small, Adriatic coastal town of Rimini, Italy in 1920. The memories of his youth would be mined throughout his career for films like Roma and Amarcord, and most of his films have some level of autobiographical reflection.
Starting as an early collaborator with Roberto Rossellini, Fellini received Oscar nominations for writing in 1947 for Rome, Open City and in 1950 for Paisan. In 1950, he also co-directed his first feature film Variety Lights with Alberto Lattuada, in which he would cast his future wife and muse, Giulietta Masina. As his career developed, Fellini would replace realism with surrealism, inspired by the writings of Carl Jung. He would eventually abandon the rigid confines of narrative, favoring imagery over structure. Many of his films would become a series of vignettes, believing entire movies could operate in this lyrical, dream-like way.
His body of work and legacy have given audiences a new way of experiencing films and generations of filmmakers the freedom to take risks and experiment, even allowing their films to take on their own carnival-like, ‘Felliniesque’ form. Thank you, Maestro!
Curated by President Michael A. McRobbie.