Film has not 1 but “7 Beauties,” zany summer music
A history making foreign film and an evening of lighthearted music are great reasons to visit UW-Parkside this weekend. Lina Wertmuller's Academy Award-nominated comedy "Seven Beauties" plays Thursday through Saturday while the duo of "King and Cos" play one night only in Bedford Concert Hall.
Wertmuller, who became the first women ever to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar for "Seven Beauties," introduces us to Pasqualino, an Italian everyman with his own unique definition of honor. Pasqualino defends the honor of one of his seven unattractive sisters (the seven beauties) and as a result is sent to an asylum for the criminally insane. Released to serve Italy during World War II, he later woos the homely mistress of the Nazi prison camp he is sent to after trying to desert.
"Seven Beauties" is a darkly comic tale of survival and is considered a classic of European cinema.
Admission is $4 at the door of the Student Center Cinema. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. All films are subtitled.
Please note: Season tickets for the 2012-2013 Foreign Film Series are now on sale. Enjoy 14 of the world's best films, including "The Artist," winner of five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor; "A Separation," and a dozen more. Tickets are now available online.
All hail King & Cos
Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m., meet Virginia King and John Costigan, collectively known as King & Cos. Then get ready for an evening of musical fun!Together, they perform often-ignored songs in a zany, bi-polar array of styles from folk-rock to blues, from jazz to country swing. Then there are John's original songs like "The President's An Alien" and "If I Had Wheels." This is going to be a great time and the concert is free. It's held in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall of the Rita talent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities.