New Authors of Italian Cinema at U. Penn

The Cinema Studies Program and Center for Italian Studies of the University of Pennsylvania present the traveling series New Authors of Italian Cinema, an annual showcase that spotlights the work of up-and-coming Italian filmmakers.  The series runs from Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4 at 200 College Hall (between 34th and 36th Streets and Walnut and Spruce Streets) and admission to all screenings is free.  The schedule is as follows:

THU, 12/1, 5:00 pm : La nostra vita [Our Life]
THU, 12/1, 7:30 pm : 20 sigarette [20 Cigarettes]
FRI, 12/2, 5:00 pm : Il primo incario [The First Assignment]
FRI, 12/2, 7:30 pm : Due vite per caro [One Life, Maybe Two]
SAT, 12/3, 5:00 pm : C’e chi dice no [Some Say No]
SAT, 12/3, 7:30 pm : Una vita tranquiila [A Quiet Life]
SUN, 12/4, 5:00 pm : Il gioiellino [The Jewel]
SUN, 12/4, 7:30 pm : Habemus Papam [We Have a Pope]

Official site.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.


  1. Why such late notice of this event, when Italian cinema almost never crosses the Atlantic so this is a rare treat? I only found out last night from an email from Nathan Lerner whom we met years ago at the Philly Film Festival when there still was only one. Why such a low profile? Not even the cultural email list of the Italian consulate I signed up with came through on this, even though the cultural connection is an Italian woman at UPenn.

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