Italian Film Festival – FREE Tickets (and food!)

The Italian Film Festival is March 6-9, and the FRIT Department is offering FREE tickets to students. The two films available are Teorema Venezia and Cosimo e Nicole. The first will be shown on March 8th at 3:30 pm, and the second will be shown the same day at 8:30 pm. Both films will be shown at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. There are 10 available tickets for each film; to claim one of these tickets, please contact Emily Wells at If there are no more available free tickets, you can buy online at, or at the door for $7 with a student ID. You can also go to this website to see the other films that will be featured at the festival.

Teorema Venezia, or The Venice Syndrome, is a documentary about the strange “syndrome” in Venice in which tourists continue to pour in while natives continue to leave. Cosimo e Nicole is a love story about the political and social drama that follow a young couple after an encounter with an African immigrant. Both films are highly recommended by U of M Italian professor, Dr. Lorenzo Fabbri, who has a thorough history in film studies.

Additionally, there will be pre-movie meals at Punch Pizza in Stadium Village (at the corner of Washington Ave & Oak St). Lunch will be hosted by FRIT student assistant Delaney at 1:30 pm, and dinner will be hosted by Foro Italia president Paola at 6:30 pm. (Both parties will take the 6 bus from the stop at Ontario & Beacon in time to reach the film festival at 3:30 pm and 8:30 pm. The first film bus leaves at about 2:45 pm, and the second film bus leaves at about 7:55 pm.) The meals, unlike the film tickets, are NOT free, but anyone and everyone is welcome to come eat delicious Napolese pizza–even if you aren’t going to the film festival.

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