L'Uomo In Piu' (One Man Up)

Saturday, April 26, 2003, 9:00pm - 9:00pm
Set in Naples in the 1980s, this film is the story of two men who share a name and a birthday and whose lives connect when their careers are in decline. Antonio (Tony) Pisapia is an egotistical singer who, after being accused of rape, finds himself performing at fairs and small gatherings, trying to recapture his earlier success. Antonio Pisapia is a shy soccer coach who feels alienated in his current position, and whose career as a professional player was ended by an injury. Although they go their separate ways after meeting and wordlessly sharing their experiences, the two men's lives remain intertwined. (Paulo Sorrentino, 2001, 100 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.