"You'll never live as long as I have..."


Nine Good Teeth had its Canadian festival premiere on Sunday, October 5th at the recent Calgary International Film Festival (www.calgaryfilm.com). A big grazie to Andy, Monique, David and Domenic and all the awesome staff of the festival. Nana will look forward to her fan mail from Western Canada.


We celebrated an early birthday late into the night for Nana on Thursday, September 4th at the Jacob Burns Film Center in beautiful downtown Pleasantville, New York at a "special one-night stand" screening. Our thanks to Abby, Christin, Brian and the loads of well-wishers. We hope to be back one day...

Thanks to Margot Gerber and the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, Alternative Screen series (www.americancinematheque.com) as well as the Italian Heritage Cultural Foundation for a wonderful screening on June 26th in Hollywood, California. Nana is eagerly awaiting her star on the Walk of Fame. Please note that she is older (1899) than the venue (1922). Thanks as well to all who attended the screening and aftergathering at Miceli's (L.A.'s oldest Italian restaurant, tell Charlie we sent you!)

Award News!

Nine Good Teeth took home the Best Documentary Award from the Sonoma Valley Film Festival "Cinema Epicura" in April. www.sonomafilmfest.org We wouldn't have been there without the unwavering support of Festival programmer (and so much more) Chris Gore (www.filmthreat.com) We salute and toast you Chris! and all those involved and in attendance. A glorious week indeed!

Nine Good Teeth won the prestigious Audience Award presented by Dewar's (Nana's drink of choice, we swear!) at the recent Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: Images of the 21st Century in Thessaloniki, Greece, Feb. 28-March 9th.



It was indeed an honor to be selected by members of a smart, sensitive and above all, deeply emotional audience. We thank all involved at the festival and promise to post pictures on the website very soon.


Nine Good Teeth was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Director's View Film Festival in Stamford, Connecticut Feb. 13-17th. Judges included critics David Ansen of Newsweek and Janet Maslin. Thanks to all who attended!

Nine Good Teeth broadcast dates in 2003/2004:

CBC "The Passionate Eye": Sunday, November 2nd, 10PM (EST)/8PM(MST)

HBO2: Sept. 9, 11th at 13th, 2003

BBC Storyville (Commissioning Editor Nick Fraser): Tuesday, July 15th 10:30-11:45P

We are honoured to annouce the broadcast of Nine Good Teeth on one of the world's most prestigous series. Our thanks to Nick Fraser, BBC Storyville Series Editor for his early and continued support of the film.Check out the BBC Storyville website for an interview with Alex (wherein he confesses that he did NOT sleep with Jack Kerouac) and other cool facts!


Canal + Nordic Service: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden --spring 2003


We'll keep you posted on future screening dates and other broadcast venues!


Nine Good Teeth (80 minutes) exhibits in 35mm/1:1.33 in Dolby SR. The original score is by Teese Gohl. The soundtrack includes recordings by Billy Bragg, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Roselli, Tito Schipa and Alan Lomax. And the beautiful voice of Mary Mirabito (Nana) !