Last I Heard
Director Dave Rodriguez and actresses Renee Props and Andrea Nittoli scheduled to attend | June 8 & June 9
Released from federal prison after 20 years due to his ailing health, a formerly powerful New York mobster (Paul Sorvino) moves back home and attempts to reconnect with former life in this poignant Sopranos-esque character study. Starring Michael Rappaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nitolli, and the first onscreen pairing of mafia movie legends Sorvino and Chazz Palminteri. WORLD PREMIERE
June 8, 2013
|6:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival||Date has passed|
June 9, 2013
|2:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival||Date has passed|
Veteran actor Paul Sorvino gives a rare lead performance in this touching Sopranos-like character study. After serving 20 years in a federal prison, mafia capo Joseph "Mr. Joe" Scoleri (Sorvino) is released for health reasons. As he reconnects with his daughter Rita (Renee Props) and tries to build a relationship with his neighbors, he realizes life will never be what it once was. Director David Rodriguez, filming in his hometown of New York City, expertly captures both the gritty streets of Queens and the pain of a man facing his own mortality. The film notably features the first onscreen pairing of mafia movie legends Sorvino and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects), but you'll find other recognizable faces—including Michael Rapaport and Steven Bauer—in a cast filled with character actors given a chance to shine. When asked about the film, Sorvino described it as "a story close to my heart from the moment I picked up the script," and you can see from the first minute that this is a different type of mafia drama.
New York-native David Rodriguez defines himself as a “do-it yourself, self-made” filmmaker. Starting with his first features, 2006’s Push and 2009’s American Bully, he continues to blaze his trail with his third feature Last I Heard.
Sponsored in part by Ingeniux
|Principal Cast:||Paul Sorvino, Michael Rappaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nittoli, Lev Gorn|
|Running Time:||100 minutes|
|Producer:||Kevin Kelly, David Rodriguez, Michelle Manning|
|Filmography:||American Bully (2009); Push (2006)|
|International Sales:||Preferred Content|