Santa Maradona (Saint Maradona)
Friday, April 25, 2003 - 9:00pm
At 27, Andrea finds himself with a degree and several girlfriends, but without many prospects for ending his extended adolescence. His time is largely spent hanging out with his lazy roommate Bart and his friend Lucia, an Italo-Indian girl with a complicated love life. When he meets Dolores and has a passionate affair with her, however, Andrea discovers that he can grow up without sacrificing his childlike joy of living. (Marco Ponti, 2001, 96 minutes) Each year the Italian Cinema Series showcases a number of young directors' films not currently distributed in US theaters these programs represent a rare opportunity to see Italy's latest screen gems. 35mm film prints, Italian with English subtitles. Introduced by Rebecca West, Professor in the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for Gender Studies and by Antonio Monda, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Television, New York University.