Pickled Punk Pictures
161 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10013
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them all talk...
QUOTE OF THE SEASON: "I loved this movie. The thing that disturbs me is that I'm half
Nana's age and I've only got four good teeth."--Danny DeVito
as if John Waters had joined forces with Francis Ford Coppola
to create a home movie. You can't really believe these people
are real, but they are...---Nick Fraser, BBC
first-rate documentary - this glorious encounter with an unforgettable
soul will have you embracing life and pooh-poohing fear of
your own demise."
--Brandon Judell, indieWire
embracing yet penetrating film, with its lyrical collages
of archival footage giving it a vibrant flow, is above all
a celebration of a life that has been lived to its fullest."
--Kevin Thomas, L.A. Times
"A documentary in the tradition of Martin Scorsese's Italianamerican·
Nine Good Teeth offers an upbeat portrait of old age, tons
of ethnic local color, brushes with greatness and a
strong, feisty matriarch unafraid of rattling the family skeletons."
--Ronnie Scheib, Variety.com
102, this Sicilian-American matriarch is still the Rock of
Gibraltar, the steady one, the consigliere‚ of her family...
no one can deny Mary's forcefulness or the compelling figure
she cuts on screen. Straight-shooting Mary doesn'tpull many
punches, and in this lively portrait by her grandson,Alex
Halpern, she covers family secrets, confesses adultery and
declares she's still sexually potent."
Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
Punk Pictures presents
a film by Alex Halpern
turned 108 on september 8th.
Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film
Prize, Best Documentary, Director's View Film
Portland (Oregon) International Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival: Images of
the 21st Century
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film
BEST DOCUMENTARY, Sonoma Valley Film Festival "Cinema
Official Selection, Calgary
International Film Festival
Official Selection, Festival
International Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
Official Selection, New Orleans Film
Official Selection, Hot Springs
Documentary Film Festival
Munich Documentary Festival
Tribeca Film Festival, Documentary
HBO Frame by Frame Festival, NYC
Mill Valley Film Festival
Selection, Starz Denver International Film
Bangkok Film Festival, Documentary
Leipzig Festival for Documentary & Animated Film, International
Award, Ajijic (Mexico) Festival Internacional de Cine