Narrowsburg

Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm

Screening Venue: Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg, NY 12764

This new documentary delves into the story of a French film producer and a mafioso-turned-actor who attempted to turn our tiny town in Sullivan County, NY into the “Sundance of the East.” Persuading townspeople that they could be movie stars, the pair created a fever pitch of excitement, launching a film festival in 1999 and shooting a gangster movie. Twenty years after this stranger-than-fiction tale took place, director Martha Shane interviews those personally involved to create this documentary that exposes the power of cinema and the fine line between dreams and delusions.

In Attendance: Director Martha Shane, Editor Chris McNabb, Producer Beck Kitsis, and various subjects from the film

Director: Martha Shane

Editors: Chris McNabb, Frederick Shanahan

Producer: Beck Kitsis

2019 | USA | 80 min

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Listen to the “This American Life” segment on this story.