Wednesday, January 27, 2010

'City Island' Trailer Online

The eponymous film 'City Island' premiered to rave reviews at last year's Tribeca Film Festival. It took home the Audience Award, which is determined by attendees' votes after the screenings. Thankfully, the film was picked up by Anchor Bay films and it will appear theatrically beginning March 19th, 2010.

This is super exciting news for Bronxites. City Island is no stranger to film and television crews -- many productions film there, but they always seem to portray the island as a faraway quaint seaside setting. (Every time I watch 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' I think to myself, where the hell was this filmed? Turns out...City Island.)

Raymond De Felitta, the film's writer and director, was determined to keep the movie as authentic and true to New York as possible. The lead character, Vince Rizzo (portrayed by Andy Garcia), is a corrections officer who has lived on City Island his whole life and is afraid to admit to his family that his lifelong dream is to become an actor. Here's the trailer if you're interested in learning more about the film:

We've been invited to attend a screening of 'City Island' in March, and we can't wait to see it and report back to you all! In the meantime, you can learn more about the making of the movie by following Raymond De Felitta's blog, More here in a New York Post piece about the movie.



Jay Shuffield said...

"The Groomsmen" was filmed on City Island, which didn't really treat it as faraway. Somehow it was part of a daily commute on the Staten Island ferry, though.

My vote for most painful cinematic use of City Island goes to "Love Is All There Is" with Angelina Jolie. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

The full movie can be watched here if the release is too far away for some.