March 25, 2021

BAPL Film Club – 8 1/2 (1963)

Date(s) - 03/25/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


​8 ¹⁄₂ is a 1963 Italian surrealist comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director who suffers from stifled creativity as he attempts to direct an epic science fiction film. (Wikipedia).

Each month we pick a culturally significant film for library patrons to watch on Kanopy. Watch the film on your own time, then meet with our virtual film club to discuss the film on Zoom. Registration is required.  Last day to register is March 23rd. Email invitations for Zoom will be sent out the day prior to the event. Please check your email spam folder or call the library if you do not see the event invite.

8 1/2 movie review & film summary (1963) | Roger Ebert


Reviews–eight-and-a-half-1963 Accessed March 17, 2021. Accessed March 17, 2021.


The introduction of the film in the Criterion Collection. Accessed March 17, 2021.

1965 article on Fellini from the New Yorker Accessed March 18, 2021.

Recent article on Fellini’s career and lasting influence Accessed March 18, 2021.

Clips and Insight

Director Allan Arkush on 8 1/2 Accessed March 17, 2021.

“Federico Fellini: Fantasy & Reality” Video Essay Accessed March 17, 2021.

Martin Scorsese on Fellini Accessed March 18, 2021.



Bookings are closed for this event.