Congratulations to Valerio Ciriaci (’12)! His Semester 1 documentary, Melodico, has been selected to premiere at The Big Sky Film Festival. Melodico is a short documentary, chronicling the story of Tony Maiorino, a modern day Italian immigrant living in the Bronx’s Little Italy. Tony’s a normal guy on the surface. He runs a barbershop, he raises his family, he has his vices, but underneath it all is a passion for singing. The barber trades in his scissors for a keyboard and microphone. The film follows Tony after the announcement that he’ll be singing at the Feast of Saint Anthony, the largest Italian event in New York City. Tony’s journey to the stage portrays not only his life, but that of the entire community in its search for solidarity within its traditions and its nostalgia for a landscape left behind.
For anyone who happens to be in Montana this February, check it out!
Melodico is scheduled for February 20, 7:30pm at the Crystal Theater.
And congratulations to his crew, Sharon Brooks (’12) and Janna Kyllästinen (’12). The three are partners in the hot new production company, Awen Films.