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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 02/25/2013
Filmmakers Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton will screen their film, These Amazing Shadows, at Ithaca College on March 5 at 6 p.m. in the Park Auditorium. Following the film will be a question and answer session with the filmmakers.
These Amazing Shadows is an 88-minute documentary that tells the history and importance of the Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and the American experience itself.
This is the second film Mariano and Norton have worked on together. The film features interviews with notable actors such as Christopher Nolan, Tim Roth and many more.
Paul Mariano was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing his studies at Hastings College of the Law, he practiced as a criminal defense attorney for 27 years. Upon retirement from the Contra Costa County Public Defenders Office, he co-founded Gravitas Docufilms. His directorial debut, Also Ran, won the award for Best Political Documentary at the 2006 Atlanta Docufest. His film, Faces of Genocide began the International Citizens' Tribunal on Sudan, held in New York City on November 13, 2006. The film also showed at the Sarajevo Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars in June 2007.
Kurt Norton has produced, written and directed numerous shorts. These Amazing Shadows, is his second documentary feature in collaboration with co-director, Paul Mariano. He is currently working on a romantic comedy feature entitled, The Mammoth Falls. He is also a licensed private investigator specializing in death penalty cases and his mother, Audree Norton, was the first Deaf actor on American network television with her featured appearance on the CBS show, Mannix, in 1968.
For more information on the film, click here.
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