Interview: Raymond De Felitta, Director of ‘Rob the Mob’ Starring Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda

Interview: Raymond De Felitta, Director of ‘Rob the Mob’ Starring Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Interviews, Rob the Mob

By Danny Miller [From Cinephiled.com] New York City, 1991. Small-time crooks Tommy (Michael Pitt) and Rosie have two things in common: a crazy-passionate love for each other and — after they’re caught robbing a florist on Valentine’s Day — prison records. Trying to go straight, Rosie lands a job at a debt-collection agency run by Dave […]

Interview: Raymond De Felitta’s Unconventional True Crime Flick, Rob the Mob

Interview: Raymond De Felitta’s Unconventional True Crime Flick, Rob the Mob

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in Interviews, Rob the Mob

By Edward Douglas [From Comingsoon.net] When it comes to New York City filmmakers, you have your Woody Allens and your Spike Lees and Martin Scorseses, but in recent years, a new breed of filmmakers has emerged trying to tell some of the other 8 million stories set in the city. Granted, filmmaker Raymond De Felitta is not […]

Food for the Mobster’s Soul

Food for the Mobster’s Soul

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Rob the Mob

[From The New Yorker] Do you remember “Babette’s Feast” in Denmark and “Like Water for Chocolate” in Mexico and that “Big Night” on the Jersey Shore? Of course you do. Who could forget the caille en sarcophage avec sauce périgourdine that melts the resolve of all those God-besotted, pleasure-abjuring Jutland villagers, or the kitchen magic […]

“BOOKER’S PLACE”: Director Reports a ‘Chilly Silence’…

“BOOKER’S PLACE”: Director Reports a ‘Chilly Silence’…

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 in Booker's Place, Interviews

“BOOKER’S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY”: Director Reports a ‘Chilly Silence’ About Film From Some Greenwood Residents [From Channelnonfiction.com] In 1965, Frank De Felitta traveled to Greenwood, Miss., to shoot the NBC documentary “MISSISSIPPI: A SELF PORTRAIT.” The murder of three civil rights workers in 1964 just outside Philadelphia, Miss., as well as other race-related crimes […]

On the Wright Track

On the Wright Track

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Booker's Place

By Amy Taubin [From ArtForum.com] Raymond De Felitta, Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story, 2012, black-and-white film in HD, 91 minutes. Production still. Vera Douglas, Katherine Jones, and Yvette Johnson. Photo: Danielle Anderson. SOME STORIES need to be told and told again. Raymond De Felitta’s Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story(2012) is the sequel to his father […]

IINTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta and Yvette Johnson talk Booker’s Place

IINTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta and Yvette Johnson talk Booker’s Place

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 in Booker's Place, Interviews

By Wilson Morales [From Blackfilm.com] Playing at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival is an incredible documentary called ‘Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,’ which is about an African-American waiter named Booker Wright, who gave an incredibly honest interview about racism in the south in 1965. In 1965, documentary filmmaker Frank DeFelitta traveled to Mississippi to shoot […]

INTERVIEW: The Leonard Lopate Show

INTERVIEW: The Leonard Lopate Show

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in Audio, Booker's Place, Interviews

“Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story” [From WNYC.org] In 1965, Frank De Felitta made a documentary about the civil rights struggle in the Mississippi Delta. A black waiter named Booker Wright, who worked at a “whites only” restaurant, spoke openly about his thoughts on segregation in the film, and as a result, he lost his job […]

A Film Settles Accounts From the ’60s

A Film Settles Accounts From the ’60s

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in Booker's Place

By Felicia R. Lee [From The New York Times] Booker Wright, a black waiter in a whites-only restaurant in Greenwood, Miss., neither protested nor preached as the civil rights movement of the 1960s roiled the Delta. But the film “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,” scheduled to premiere on Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival, portrays […]

De Felitta has stage ‘Buddy’

De Felitta has stage ‘Buddy’

Posted on Dec 4, 2010 in Two Family House

By Gordon Cox [From Variety.com] Filmmaker Raymond De Felitta may be making a bicoastal awards-season push for his indie dramedy “City Island” — but he’s also got a legit project gaining momentum. De Felitta penned the book to “Buddy’s Tavern,” a tuner with songs by composer Kim Oler and lyricist Alison Hubbard, based on his […]

Raymond De Felitta’s love affair with ‘City Island’

Raymond De Felitta’s love affair with ‘City Island’

Posted on May 19, 2010 in City Island

By Marshall Fine  [From The Huffington Post] Sitting backstage at a recent screening of his film, City Island, waiting to go on for a Q&A session with the audience, writer-director Raymond De Felitta’s head snapped up at the sound of a gale of laughter from within the theater. “Are you sure,” he asked hesitantly, “that they’re […]