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“To my pink lady” & "Tomato soup in Skid Row" by Alexo Wandael -Screening

Date:

11/09/2021


“To my pink lady” &

Screening of Italian director Alexo Wandael 's award-winning short movie "TO MY PINK LADY" (2019), LANYMAFILMS, (13 mins) in English, and of his docu-film " TOMATO SOUP IN SKID ROW" (2021), LANYMAFILMS, (48 mins) in English.

Followed by Q&A with the director, moderated by journalist Maria Teresa Cometto.

 

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“To my pink lady”, the debut film by director Alexo Wandael, was inspired by the blog My Pink Chemo by Italian lawyer Cristina Belenchia, during her battle against cancer. The film is an intimate snapshot into her life in all its beauty and tragedy, and a testament to the friendship between two women reaching beyond the limits of time. Cristina is portrayed by Cristina Rambaldi, nephew of the great Carlo, the creator of E.T., while the actress Andria Kozica plays her best friend, representing the 7 best friends who Cristina writes in her blog about. Young star Aria Lyric Leabu plays the part of young Cristina.

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The docu-film film "Tomato soup in Skid Row", opens a window on homelessness, a real social pandemic that remains unsolved, and mostly unseen. In the great Italian tradition of Neorealism, it combines professional actors, like award-winning Yari Gugliucci, with real every day people, who have experienced, or are still experiencing, homelessness, telling their stories of how they ended up on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, a sort of open air refugee camp.

The intention of this project is to raise awareness, and change the mainstream rethoric offered up for years by the current system.

The movie was produced with the support of Monique Noel (producer, member of LA CAN, Los Angeles Community Action Network) and Pete White (producer, founder, and Executive Director of LA CAN, Los Angeles Community Action Network).

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It will be possible to watch the movies online from 8PM - Nov 9 to 8PM - Nov. 11, 2021

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Alexo Wandael is an Italian award-winning director and photographer based in Los Angeles and New York. Born and raised in Bolzano, Italy he studied Architecture before moving to Berlin and New York where he practiced for 11 years. Eventually he followed his passion for photography and became a fashion and fine art photographer in New York receiving Awards and accolades from both the fashion and the art world. His work has been included in solo and group shows around the globe and is also part of the permanent collection of the FIT Museum in NY.

In 2012 he was in Afghanistan with the Italian Army to document the tragic jailing of Afghan women and children, and the training of Afghan women to become soldiers. Drawn to narrative, he published two photography books documenting his motorcycle road trips across America between 2013-2016. In 2014 he started his ongoing project italiany.us portraying and interviewing first generation Italians living, loving and working in the US. The project was shown in NY, Miami (Art Basel) and Los Angeles.

Ultimately, he moved to LA where he created LANYMA films (movies with a soul) producing in 2019 his first award-winning short film “To my Pink Lady”. The first long feature “Tomato Soup in Skid Row”, LA 2021, explores the social and racial issue of homelessness and was inspired by his 2016 photo essay of Skid Row.

Wandael's aesthetics and visual story telling extended to the direction of music videos and commercials. His clientele includes Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Bulgari, Nike, Hermes, Amazon, celebrities like Katy Perry, KT Tunstall, Oleg Cassini, Patch Adams and many other personalities within the Fashion and Art communities.

Information

Date: Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free

Event is now full


Location:

IIC-NY

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