When: May 27-31, 8 p.m. 2016
Snàporaz (Marcello Mastroianni) follows a beautiful woman off a stopped train. She leads him through a forest to a hotel, which is packed with women attending a feminist conference. Surprisingly (for Snàporaz, at least), the women don't need a chauvinistic, philandering, middle-aged Italian man at their symposium on polyandry. When they scare him off, he retreats through a dream-like world of former lovers, angry older women and exuberant gals on roller skates who practice their crotch-kicking skills on poor Snàporaz. City of Women is Federico Fellini's 1980 meditation on changes in the way men and women viewed each other, and perhaps on the unkind way a younger Fellini treated women (Mastroianni is Fellini's usual cinematic stand-in). The Webster Film Series screens City of Women at 8 p.m. Friday through Tuesday (May 27 to 31) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $4 to $6.