You already celebrate Italy's delish culinary offerings -- life just wouldn't be the same without our three-times-a-week pizza habit, and prosciutto, and parmesan, and Prosecco, we could go on -- but perhaps you should broaden your Italian palate, so to speak, with some Italian films. That'll be extra-easy the next few weekends with the Italian Film Festival, held at various venues on the campus of Washington University (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards). At 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11, at Brown Hall, check out The Best Offer, a drama about an art auctioneer and a reclusive collector. Saturday, April 12, brings two film: Teorema Venezia at 5:30 p.m. and Qualche Nuvola, along with its director, Saverio Di Biagio, at 8 p.m. The former is a documentary about the struggles of beautiful, magical Venice, and the latter, a somewhat complicated love story. On Sunday, April 13, there's high-school comedy Il Rosso e il Blu at 5:30 p.m. and reality-TV comedy Reality at 8 p.m., both of which screen at Brown Hall. Tickets to all films, which are presented with subtitles, are free. For the next weekends' schedules and to watch trailers, visit www.italianfilmfestivalstlouis.com.
Sat., April 12, 5:30 p.m., 2014