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02/17/17

Northern Italy Featured in Next Travel Adventure Series Film

Press release

For immediate release

Contact: Esty Dinur, edinur@wisc.edu(608) 262-3907

My Private Italy with Steve McCurdy at The Marquee

Street musicThe next film in the Travel Adventure Film Series at The Marquee in Union South is My Private Italy with Steve McCurdy. It will be screened on Monday, April 10th and Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $6, Union Members and non-UW students are $11, UW Faculty and Staff are $12, and the general public are $13. Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS.

Seasoned filmmaker Steven McCurdy is a cultural documentarian and humanitarian who has directed and filmed in over 27 countries on five continents. His work tends to deal with human experience and personal connections.

My Private Italy documents McCurdy’s personal journey through northern Italy. The film takes its audience into the mountains, to a wedding in Livorno, and the workplace of a Venetian mask maker. It embraces the magic and beauty of everyday life in these northern towns and the charm of their people, bringing all of these to life.

An Italian-influenced buffet will be served at 5:30 p.m. at Varsity Hall for an additional $18. The wonderful Italian cuisine will help transport guests to the region, without ever leaving Wisconsin. 

This showing is presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Performing Arts Committee and was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.