IFS Opens Spring Season With Viewing of Fellini Drama La Strada

Peter Bondanella will give a lecture on Fellini prior to the screening.

WHAT:           International Film Series Screening of “La Strada”

WHEN:           7 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 27)

WHERE:         Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

WHO:             The Texas Tech International Film Series opens its Spring 2015 screening season with the 1954 Italian drama “La Strada,” directed by Federicio Fellini. The film will also kickstart a season-long retrospective by the acclaimed director.

Prior to the screening, the IFS will host a lecture by Peter Bondanella, a professor of Italian, comparative literature and film studies at Indiana University. Bondanella will present his lecture “Fellini and Fantasy: The making of an Auteur” at 4 p.m. in the Qualia Room of the Foreign Languages Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“La Strada” will be the first of several Fellini films to be screened throughout the spring. “Nights of Cabiria” is scheduled for a Feb. 25 screening (7 p.m.) while Fellini's 1963 film “81/2” is set for a March 24 screening (7 p.m.). The series will wind up on April 21 with a 9 p.m. showing of “La Dolce Vita,” which follows a paparazzo journalist in Rome.

Reserved seats for all Fellini screenings are available through Alamo Drafthouse for $5 and can be exchanged for $5 worth of food/beverage vouchers for use inside the theatre.

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CONTACT: Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Studies program, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.