PRESENTED AS PART OF THE 15th WINTER SHORTS FEST
Available for rental: Friday, March 25, 2022 @ Noon PST → Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 11:59pm PST
Purchase your ticket to THE 15th WINTER SHORTS FEST here!
MEET THE DIRECTORS on a Transatlantic Panel Discussion on Zoom, Sunday, March 27 @ Noon PDT. Click on this link to join us: https://csus.zoom.us/j/88462621304
“Last summer, my grandmother told me for the first time that my grandfather had not died in a car accident in New York, as I had always believed. He had been murdered in Harlem, in the seventies. The documentary, combining the form of an essay film and a family movie, emerges from my research trip to New York, investigating his death.”
– Giacomo Abbruzzese, Director
Mixing 8mm, old photos, Skype recordings, and video shot on a smartphone, America reimagines the family movie in cinematic form. Collecting traces and testimonies from both sides of the ocean, a man’s secret emerges. The author’s grandfather, born in Greece, was raised in Venice, married in Taranto, and murdered in New York.
Nominated for a 2022 César in the Short Film - Documentary category.