Italian film festival presents six films beginning April 4

The Film and Media Studies Program in Arts & Sciences will host the 2008 Italian Film Festival of St. Louis April 4 through April 19.

The festival will feature the St. Louis premieres of six recent Italian feature films, screened on Fridays and Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. All films will be shown in 35mm format in Italian with English subtitles.

The festival is organized by the Italian Film Festival of St. Louis with support from Film and Media Studies, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.

Screenings are free and open to the public and begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Brown Hall Auditorium.

The complete schedule runs as follows:

Friday, April 4, “It’s Not Our Fault” (2002). Directed by Carlo Verdone.

Saturday, April 5, “Along the Ridge” (2005). Directed by Kim Rossi Stuart.

April 11, “A Dinner for Them to Meet” (2006). Directed by Pupi Avati.

April 12, “Once You Are Born” (2005). Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana.

April 18, “My Brother is an Only Child” (2007). Directed by Daniele Luchetti.

April 19, “Red Like the Sky” (2005). Directed by Cristiano Bortone.

For more information, call 422-3102 or visit