We hope you'll join us this May for Fellini 101: Conversations with Fred Plotkin, a digital film festival showcasing three classic films from celebrated filmmaker Federico Fellini, each of them introduced by author and speaker Fred Plotkin, followed by an online a group discussion on three Sundays throughout the month.
Fellini at Fitchburg State!
About Fellini 101
The first event will be preceded by a recorded introduction to this series and the first film, La Strada, by our host and guide, Fred Plotkin.
A link to this recorded introduction will be made available by Sunday, April 25, so that participants will have a week to screen the series introduction and watch the first film on their own prior to our discussion of La Strada on May 2.
At the end of the first discussion, Plotkin will introduce the second film, I Vitelloni, and send participants on their way to screen that film during the following week in anticipation of second meeting on Sunday, May 9. The third film, Amarcord, will be discussed on Sunday, May 16.
Visits from Plotkin, a celebrated writer on opera, food, and all things Italian, have become a Fitchburg State tradition, including more than 10 years of presentations where he guided visitors on culinary tours of Italy. This virtual event will allow his local fans another opportunity to learn about another treasured cultural export from Italy, that being the cinema of Federico Fellini.
The films in the series will be available to stream for free to Fitchburg State students, faculty and staff members, and will also be made available through the Fitchburg Public Library and Leominster Public Library.
How to access the films
The Fitchburg State Community has access to the films through the library's streaming film database Kanopy. Fitchburg State community members can click on the links below to access the films.
After clicking on the link, you will be prompted to login with your full FSU email address and password (the same as you do to access your FSU Google accounts).
Join the discussion!
La Strada (1954)
4 p.m. Sunday, May 2
Phone Numbers: (US) 402.761.0129 (PIN: 288 801 215#)
I Vitelloni (1953)
4 p.m. Sunday, May 9
Phone Numbers: (US) 385.325.1097 (PIN: 487 302 776#)
4 p.m. Sunday, May 16
Phone Numbers: (US) 484.424.7347 (PIN: 926 928 756#)
Fellini 101: Conversations with Fred Plotkin is presented with the generous support of Fitchburg State University’s Center for Italian Culture and the Sandro and Lillian Clementi Lecture Fund, in collaboration with the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library at Fitchburg State University, the Fitchburg Public Library and the Leominster Public Library.