Seminar: 8½


Emerson College professor Andre Puca leads this virtual seminar on Federico Fellini's introspective epic.

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How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

When you register for the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film ourselves, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, June 4 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

We're moving quickly to put this new service in place, so please be patient if we run into some initial technical issues. Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

About the Instructor

Andre Puca received his B.A. in English from Cornell University, after which he earned his MFA in Film Studies from Boston University. He is a Senior Affiliated Faculty member at Emerson College, where he teaches courses on film and media studies. He has also taught film studies at Babson College as a Visiting Lecturer and presented papers at a number of conferences in the U.S. including the largest academic conference for film studies in the country conducted by The Society For Cinema and Media Studies. In the past two years, he has served as instructor for three different Coolidge Education courses, two of them on Alfred Hitchcock. And while his primary research focuses on the history of American independent cinema, his most recent publication featured in The Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies was about the sadly overlooked Italian comedian and director, Massimo Troisi. 



2hrs 18mins

One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.