8 1/2

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  • Tuesday, Aug 27

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8 1/2

Followed by a Q&A, guests TBC

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 (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. It’s a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

"8 1/2 is the best film ever made about filmmaking."
Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com
"It's a deluxe glorification of creative crisis, visually arresting (the dark and light contrasts are extraordinary, magical) but in some essential way conventional-minded."
Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

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This film is part of the Creative Lives series.

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