Pickled Punk Pictures
Alex Halpern
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New York, NY 10013
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Let them all talk...

FEATURED 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

"It's 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 Storyville

"A 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

"Halpern's 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,

At 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." -Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

Pickled Punk Pictures presents
a film by Alex Halpern

Happy Birthday
Nana turned 108 on september 8th.


Official Selection, Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary, Director's View Film Festival

Official Selection, Portland (Oregon) International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival: Images of the 21st Century

Official Selection, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

BEST DOCUMENTARY, Sonoma Valley Film Festival "Cinema Epicura"

Official Selection, Calgary International Film Festival

Official Selection, Festival International Nouveau Cinema, Montreal

Official Selection, New Orleans Film Festival

Official Selection, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival


Official Selection, Munich Documentary Festival

Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival, Documentary Competition

Official Selection, HBO Frame by Frame Festival, NYC

Official Selection, Mill Valley Film Festival

Official Selection, Starz Denver International Film Festival

Official Selection, Bangkok Film Festival, Documentary Competition

Official Selection, Leipzig Festival for Documentary & Animated Film, International Competition

President's Award, Ajijic (Mexico) Festival Internacional de Cine