By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 27, 2008 at 8:57 AM

UWM's Union Theatre, on the second floor of the student union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., celebrates the start of the new semester with a week-long series of films that are free and open to the general public.

Starting with the Coen Brothers' "No Country For Old Men" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 and ending with Michel Gondry's "Be Kind Rewind" on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., the series features nightly screenings of flicks both recent and not-so.

Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" shows at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28; And 2008 rench film "Persepolis" runs at 7 on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30.

Sofia Coppola's great "Lost in Translation" screens at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. "The Big Lebowski" runs Sunday, Aug. 31 at 9 p.m. and, finally, Greg Araki's weed-fueled comedy, "Smiley Face," shows at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 2.

There is no film on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

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.