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Event Series Event Series: Italian Film Festival

Italian Film Festival

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Italian Film Festival USA of Milwaukee is returning to in-person screenings presents 8 feature films -comedy, drama and documentary – over 3 days.

For further information about each of the films, visit the link below. Cosponsored by the National Italian American Foundation. Cultural Partner, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Thank You Guys (Grazie Ragazzi)
Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. (Director, Riccardo Milani, Comedy, 2022, 117 min.)
Antonio takes a job as a drama teacher in a penitentiary and discovers talent in an unlikely company of prisoners. He convinces the warden to stage a play at an actual theatre. Will a triumphal tour begin?

Palazzina LAF
Friday, April 26, 9:15 p.m. (Director, Michele Riondino, Drama, 2023, 99 min.)
Caterino works at the steel mill in Taranto. Company management decides to eliminate problem employees and asks him to spy on co-workers who are then assigned to the LAF building. Not understanding the situation, he asks to be placed in the LAF building. But what really goes on there?

Romeo is Juliet (Romea Ѐ Giulietta)
Saturday, April 27, 5:00 p.m. (Director, Giovanni Veronesi, Comedy, 2024, 102 min.)
Young actress Vittoria is humiliated by a director during an audition for the role of Juliet; she tries again but under a false identity…as Fabio auditioning for the role of Romeo! Can she pull it off?

Kidnapped (Rapito)
Saturday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. (Director, Marco Bellocchio, Drama, 2023, 125 min.)
Papal States,1858. The Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family in Bologna’s Jewish quarter and take seven-year-old Edgardo because a maid, believing that when he was a baby he had been on the verge of death, had secretly baptized him. Based on the true story of Edgardo Mortara.

Bad Conscience (Captiva Coscienza)
Saturday, April 27, 9:15 p.m. (Director, Davide Minnella, Comedy, 2023, 110 min.)
Filippo is a classic good guy and faithful fiancé to Luisa. Is it possible to be so perfect? Yes, if you have a conscience like Otto that controls your every move. One day, however, Otto arrives late at his workstation in the “Other World” and discovers that in a few minutes Filippo has turned his life upside!

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m. (Director, Emilia Mazzacurati, Comedy, 2023, 97 min.)
Billy, a child prodigy who hosted a successful music podcast, is now nineteen and lives with his eccentric mother. A meeting with his childhood idol will lead him to find a new way to face the future.

A Hundred Sundays (Cento Domeniche)
Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. (Director, Antonio Albanese, Drama, 2023, 94 min.)
Antonio is overjoyed when his only child, Emilia, announces her engagement. He is proud to use his life savings to give her the reception she has always wanted. But is his bank hiding something?

The De Filippo Siblings (I Fratelli De Filippo)
Sunday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. (Director, Sergio Rubini, Drama, 2021, 142 min.)
Edoardo De Filippo, one of Italy’s greatest playwrights, and his siblings Titina and Peppino grew up in the early 1900s in Naples. Their difficult family life gave them a new perspective and approach to the theatre.



April 26
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


UWM Union Cinema
2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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