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June 09, 2012
06:00 pm

Union Square

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 W 43rd St
10036 New York, New York
United States

Pre-release Screening
Directed by Nancy Savoca, Starring: Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone, Mike Doyle, Michael Rispoli, Daphne Rubin-Vega."... Union Square is a femme-centic film starring Mira Sorvino and this year's Tony Nominee for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying's Tammy Blanchard. I had the great privilege of having Tammy as a guest earlier this year and she is almost totally unrecognizable as Mira's austere, repressed sister Jenny. Lucy (Mira) is basically having a nervous breakdown on her cell phone in Union Square and turns up on her estranged WASP-y sister's Jenny's, doorstep, also in Union Square and suffice it to say, your perception of good ole Union Square will never be the same again.
The super wonderful Savoca, who is at the top of the list of today's female filmmakers, hits it out of the Ball Park again with this heartwarming (but not at all treacle-y) story of two young women who just can't get along, but have to. Being sisters." Both Nancy Savoca and Richard Guay (Producer) will be present for a Q&A after the screening.