The Beaches

2013, documentary, HDV, color, stereo, 16×9, English, USA, in production.

Writer/Director/Producer/Editor LAUREN MUCCIOLO | Co-Producer PAUL CALLUZZO | Photography KALIN IVANOV

Mary and Lou, an Italian American couple in their late 80s, live most of the year in the Queens, NY neighborhood of Howard Beach (their family calls them “The Beaches” in homage). The other part of the year they are traveling around the world to see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from China to Tunisia to Bulgaria to Argentina. As the couple heads on their next trip to Turkey, “The Beaches” journeys through memory and living to explore questions about family and heritage, and to confront the inevitability of growing old with an everlasting exuberance for life and love.