According to the L.A.-based Key Sunday Cinema Club's Web site:
"Since 1992, The Key Sunday Cinema Club has distinguished itself as the nation’s premiere sneak-preview film society, showcasing the best in international and independent cinema always before local commercial release."
The club came to Milwaukee for the first time in 2007 and it begins its second season on Sept. 16 at Landmark's Oriental Theatre.
The club screens movies at 10 a.m. on seven Sundays through the end of the year. You don't know what films you'll see until you get there. But the club promises they'll be great ones, or at least interesting ones.
Among the films shown during the inaugural spring season were "The Lives of Others," "The Namesake," "Amazing Grace" and "After the Wedding."
Fall screenings are Sept. 16, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2 and 16.
And after each screening, Patrice Petro -- Professor of Film Studies and English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also serves as senior international officer for the campus -- and Gilberto Blasini -- Assistant Professor of Film Studies (he is also director of the Film Studies Program) and English at the UWM -- will moderate discussions.
Membership is $99 (or $95 if you pay by check instead of credit card). For complete details visit the club's Web site; the link is below.
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 OnMilwaukee.com 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.