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Fellini's "La Strada," 16mm screening, hosted by the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection

SMU World Languages & Literatures 7th Annual International Film Festival

in partnership wtih the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection, SMU Libraries


La Strada (1954) by Federico Fellini

Within the scope of this year’s festival theme, “The Community of Cinema,” it’s hard to imagine a more apt film than Federico Fellini’s 1954 masterpiece, La Strada. As noted by renowned Italian-American director, Martin Scorsese, who first saw the film (dubbed into English) as a child, the film not only features an international cast (the protagonists are the Mexican-American actor, Anthony Quinn, and Fellini’s wife, Giulietta Masina) but also draws from a long theatrical and cinematic tradition, ranging from the stock characters of the Commedia dell’arte to the tragicomedy imbued by Charlie Chaplin. 108 min., Italian with English subtitles.

Introduced by SMU Italian language faculty

Full festival schedule

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hamon Arts Library
Hamon Arts Library
  Special Collections