Saturday, June 18 - "Heirloom" Screening & Film Discussion at 7PM

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Join us on Saturday, June 18 at 7 pm as we screen Heirloom - recipient of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant. Columbus Citizens Foundation - 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. RSVP TODAY. Directed by Michela Maria, Heirloom is a documentary short about a mother and daughter who set out to discover why Italian Americans still love to garden.

Along their journey, they reconnect with their Italian roots, meet notable Italians (like Isabella Rossellini), and even travel back to the motherland itself. The film was produced by NOIAFT founder Taylor Taglianetti, who will lead a discussion with Michela following the screening.

About Michela Maria:
Born into an Italian-Irish-American family, Michela was destined to be a multi-hyphenate. Now a writer-director, Michela makes her parents both proud and furious by working far from home in sunny Los Angeles. Michela got her start in the comedy world where she helmed dozens of projects for clients like Funny or Die and Above Average. Nowadays, she directs on all sorts of projects, from the Adult Swim series, "Off The Air" to HBO Max's talkback series, "MaxPop Reacts." Michela received a grant from The Russo Brothers (Avengers: End Game, Captain America: Civil War) to direct Heirloom.

About Taylor Taglianetti:
Taylor Taglianetti is the Founder and President of the National Organization of Italian Americans in Film & Television (NOIAFT). She is also a producer, director, and celebrity interviewer. Under her production company, Half House Productions, she produced the documentary, Heirloom (2022), which premiered at the 2022 Los Angeles Italia Film Festival. Taylor is currently directing a feature documentary on the oldest practicing doctor in the world. Taylor’s debut documentary, Generation Hollow, was produced by the leading non-profit Reel Works and was an Official Selection at the 2014 Girls Film Festival and the Juror’s Choice for Outstanding Filmmaking at the 2014 Women of African Descent Film Festival. In 2018, she helped cast Shiva Baby (SXSW Film Festival). A graduate of NYU Tisch, Taylor has worked at Paradigm Talent Agency, NBCUniversal, Silver Pictures, & Maven Pictures.

SOURCE: Columbus Citizens Foundation

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