By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 25, 2008 at 9:01 AM

"Mio fratello è figlio unico" (My Brother is an Only Child) by Daniele Luchetti, was the top vote-getter among attendees at the second annual Milwaukee Italian Film Festival, held on March 8-9 at UWM's Union Theater.

The film --one of five which made their Milwaukee premieres at the event -- will be released theatrically in the United States on March 28.

Audience members were asked to vote for their favorite films at the festival.

The other films featured at this year's festival were: "Uno su due" (One Out of Two) by Eugenio Cappuccio, "La seconda notte di nozze" (The Second Wedding Night) and "Ma quando arrivano le ragazze" (When Do the Girls Show Up?) -- both by Pupi Avati, -- and "I vicerè" (The Viceroys) by Roberto Faenza.

The free festival was sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the National Italian American Foundation, and presented in collaboration with the Italian Program in the Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the UWM Italian Club, Monferrini in America and the Marquette University Italian Club.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.