Fellini’s LA STRADA


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Mar 6 7:30 PM


Women of Italian Cinema - Co-Presented by The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University
Federico Fellini’s LA STRADA
Starring Giulietta Masina

Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30pm

Introduction by Giuseppe Gazzola, Stony Brook University
$16 Public | $10 Members

There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La Strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampanò encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point, triggering a spiral of events that consumes them all. With La Strada Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. (Italy, 1954, 108 min., b/w, DCP)