I Can Quit Whenever I Want


Film runs
Fri, Jun 6
Sun, Jun 8

I Can Quit Whenever I Want
Smetto quando voglio | Sydney Sibilia, 2014
Italy | Italian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 100 minutes

U.S. Premiere. Q&A with actress Valeria Solarino at both screenings.

A band of brilliant unemployed and underemployed academics—two Latinists, a chemist, a neurobiologist, an anthropologist, and an economist—turn to a life of crime in order to survive. Deftly assimilating such influences as Breaking Bad and Trainspotting, this biting parody on the plight of the Italian middle class in the aftermath of the economic crisis boasts a fast pace, witty dialogue, and a terrific cast. A debut to watch from Salerno-native Sibilia, the film was a resounding commercial and critical hit when released in Italy earlier this year.

Series: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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