Festival play continues

March was a big month for Romeo Galante films. New Children/New York added another major honor to its list of credits when it received an Honorable Mention at the 2012 Todas las Voces Contra el Silencio Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video Documental Independiente in Mexico City. El Regreso de Lencho was an Official Selection in the Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este in Uruguay.

The New Children/New York website now has curriculum supporting teaching with the documentary at the high school level in the humanities classroom, and at the college level in both humanities and social sciences courses. Information on how to buy the DVD, produced with Standby Media, can also be found on the website.

And we are pleased to announce that The Beaches received another grant for 2012-13, from the PSC-CUNY Research Award program.

Lauren Mucciolo continues production with True Vision on the PBS/BBS documentary about children living in poverty due to America’s current dismal economic climate, having relocated to the Quad Cities in the midwest until August.

Production update

We’re taking some time for the next month to work on the edit of “The Beaches” before we shoot more video at the end of the summer. Director of Photography Kalin Ivanov’s camerawork is so beautiful, it’s hard to cut! Lou and Mary are spending their summer in Howard Beach, Qns., and in particular Lou is working on his Turkey photo album. Lou just celebrated his 89th birthday on Bastille Day with a family dinner at London Lennie’s in Woodhaven, where of course Mary and Lou are very close with the owners. Their next trip is likely to Normal, Illinois, where their youngest son and his family live, some time in the fall.

The plan is to apply for grant support in September to get post-production money, and having a rough cut of the film will definitely help. Fingers crossed! If you are interested in making a personal donation to the project, send me an email and we’ll be happy to oblige! — laurenmuc {at} gmail.com .