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Household Saints

Directed by Nancy Savoca
1993
USA
124 minutes
M
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A butcher and the wife he wins in a card game have a miracle baby in this star-studded (Vincent D’Onofrio, Tracey Ullman, Lili Taylor) indie gem that spans three generations in Little Italy.

Adapted from a book by Francine Prose that director Nancy Savoca discovered while in film school at NYU, and executive produced by Jonathan Demme, the lauded Household Saints missed the transition from VHS to DVD and languished out of print until this beautiful new restoration. Savoca was raised defiantly Catholic, and this is the most personal of her films. Rich with metaphor and packed with layered, against-type performances by the whole cast (including Judith Malina, Michael Imperioli, Michael Rispoli and Victor Argo), the film was shot on a Lower East Side set originally built for Michael Cimino’s Year of the Dragon. Household Saints perfectly captures the spirit and spirituality of the Italian-American experience.

Limited seats are available for patrons requiring access for wheelchairs, low vision and hearing loop. Please contact our ticketing team directly on 1300 733 733 or tickets@sff.org.au to complete your booking.
Nancy Savoca’s 1993 film Household Saints, a warm-hearted fable spiced with magic realism and zesty performances, may be the most endearing of multigenerational Italian American family sagas and is likely the most mystical
J. Hoberman, The New York Times
A warm, rueful, thoroughly peculiar tale ... filled with strange, homespun miracles, and this single-minded little film could be counted as one of them
Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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Sun 16 Jun
2pm
Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Sun 23 Jun
6:15pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 3
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Program Strand
Nancy Savoca Retrospective
Year
1993
Classification
M
Country
USA
Language
In English and Italian with English subtitles
Director
Nancy Savoca
Producer
Richard Guay, Peter Newman
Cast
Tracey Ullman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lili Taylor
Screenwriter
Richard Guay, Nancy Savoca
Cinematographer
Bobby Bukowski
Editor
Elizabeth Kling
Genre
Women Directors, Comedies, Festival Award Winners, Religion & Belief, Cinephile, Retrospective
Company Credits
Print Source/Rights: KinoLorber
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