Italian Film Festival returns to UWM Union Theatre

Apr 28, 2013 1468

The Italian Film Festival USA returns with a weekend full of contemporary Italian cinema Friday through Sunday at UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee.

All movies are free, and will be shown with English subtitles. The festival is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, and Paul and Barbara Salsini.

Here's the lineup:

Friday: "Welcome to the North," a cross-cultural comedy, 7 p.m.; "Even if It Is Love You Don't See It," in which the pal of a guy with girlfriend troubles tries to find him a Plan B, 9:15 p.m.

Saturday: "The Human Cargo," a documentary about a ship forced to detour from Albania to freedom in Italy, 3 p.m.; "Escort in Love," about a woman who has to fend for herself when her husband's death reveals she's penniless, 5 p.m.; "Terraferma," a drama about two women from very different backgrounds who seek a better life for their kids, 7 p.m.; "The Entrepreneur," in which a man inherits a struggling business and sets out to revive it by any means necessary, 9 p.m..

Sunday: "Torment - Designed Film," an animated comedy about love under fascism, 3 p.m.; "One Day More," a comedy about a star- and calendar-crossed romance, 5 p.m.; "The Immature - The Trip," a comedy about two thirtysomethings who celebrate their belated graduation from high school, 7:15 p.m.

For details on the movies, go to the festival's website.

by Chris Foran

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