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Past Event

The Centennial of Federico Fellini: 8 ½

May 7 2020

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

With warmth, humor, and a dazzling eye, Italian writer-director Federico Fellini (1920-1993) presents our human dreams, desires, disappointments, and shortcomings as cinematic poetry, a heartfelt parade of life, dancing to a jaunty Nino Rota tune. Fellini’s muses, acting icons Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni, are richly represented in the series, which is in Italian with English subtitles.

Series authorized by Cinecitta, Rome, and co-presented with Festa Italiana.


Thu Mar 19

The White Sheik, plus Toby Dammit

Thu Mar 26

I Vitelloni

Thu Apr 2

La Strada

Thu Apr 9

Il Bidone

Thu Apr 16

The Nights of Cabiria

Thu Apr 23

Juliet of the Spirits

Thu Apr 30

La Dolce Vita

Thu May 7

8 1/2

Thu May 14


Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.

A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show, at 7:25 pm, at the auditorium entrance for $9 (cash/check only).

SAM Films are generously supported by the Bagley and Virginia Wright Endowment and The Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Film and Education Endowment.
Image: Astor Pictures/Photofest

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