Ciao a Tutti!
Director Massimo Venier brings a warm mix of ingenuity and optimism to this 2009 romantic comedy about the unexpected choices we face in life. At the reception after the film we'll be celebrating the birthday of everyone born in May. Special thanks to Nancy and Diana for sponsoring our reception and Buon Compleanno a Voi!
Generazione 1000 Euro The 1000-Euro Generation
In Italian with English subtitles
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Massimo Venier (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Venier)
Cast: Valentina Lodovini (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Lodovini), Carolina Crescentini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Crescentini), Alessandro Tiberi (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Tiberi), Francesca Inaudi (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesca_Inaudi), Francesco Mandelli (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Mandelli)
Duration: 91 Minutes
In this entertaining and witty romantic comedy the heroes face the same dilemma as many Italian young professionals today: How to get by on a salary of just 1000 Euros a month?
Matteo (Alessandro Tiberi), a 30-year-old university graduate with a mathematics degree, works in the marketing department of a telecommunications company being ‘reorganized’. He lives in a flat he shares with his best friend Francesco, a PlayStation wizard and film buff.
Matteo’s career prospects seem to be looking up however with the arrival of new Assistant Marketing Director, the seductive Angelica (Carolina Crescentini), with whom he hits it off nicely. Then Beatrice (rising star Valentina Lodovini) moves into his apartment, much to the annoyance of Matteo, who can’t believe his best friend Francesco (Alessandro Tiberi), has broken their “no female roommates” policy! Together these two very different women draw Matteo into an endless series of trials and tribulations, offering him the possibility to trade in his dreams for financial comfort.
Based on the novel by Antonio Incorvaia and Alessandro Rimassa (which began as a hit online blog) 'The 1000-Euro Generation' is a comedy about life's many choices - personal and professional, financial and ethical - played out by likable characters that warmly mix ingenuity and optimism.
Matteo è un trentenne, neolaureato e geniale matematico, che lavora per una importante azienda di marketing, e divide il proprio appartamento con il suo migliore amico Francesco, appassionato di cinema e playstation. La vita dei due giovani sarà sconvolta e rivoluzionata dall'arrivo di Angelica, nuova direttrice dell'azienda di Matteo e della nuova coinquilina Beatrice. In brevissimo tempo una serie di eventi si abbatteranno su Matteo, che lasciato dalla fidanzata, sfrattato ed a rischio licenziamento sarà posto per la prima volta nella sua vita davanti alle responsabilità.
Progetto per l'evento:
4:00 pm: Sign in, enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks during the film. 4:15 pm: Program begins with introductions and film 6:00 pm: The film will be followed by small reception. Prezzo:
$8 online with your RSVP here. Advance ticket purchase is the only guarantee of a seat. If you don't have Paypal, it's still possible to pay online. Click here for instructions. (http://www.meetup.com/italiano/pages/How_to_Pay_Online_without_a_Paypal_Account/) $10 at the door (cash only, no credit/debit card processing) Trailer:
Review (in English) (http://moderncultureitaly.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/film-review-generazione-1000-euro/) Review (in English) (http://www.filmink.com.au/review/1000-euro-generation-film/) Recensione (in italiano) (http://it.movies.yahoo.com/g/generazione-1000-euro/recensioni-2998518.html) Getting to Letelier Theater: Street parking is free on Sundays but allow time for driving around the block several times to find an open space. N Street seems to be a good bet for an open space. There's also a parking garage available directly next to the theater on Prospect Street for $4/hr. There are several public transportation options. The theater website describes the options in detail: http://leteliertheater.com/directions/