Discover new films and discuss them with new friends, all from the comfort of your living room.
Each month, we'll meet virtually to discuss a film that is available to stream on Kanopy, for free with your library card. Sign up, watch the film, and join us for a discussion. If you have never used it before, find out how to get started using Kanopy here.
In May we will discuss La Strada (1954).
Winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1956, La Strada launched the director Federico Fellini and his wife, Giulietta Masina, to international stardom. Giulietta Masina plays Gelsomina, a young woman who 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. 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.
To join this online program, you will need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone. The link to join the event will be emailed to registrants.
*A phone number will be included to allow you to use a phone as speaker and microphone, if necessary.
Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.