City Island: Interview with writer/director Raymond De Felitta

City Island: Interview with writer/director Raymond De Felitta

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 in City Island, Interviews

By Emanuel Levy Raymond De Felitta is the writer/director “City Island,” which stars Andy Garcia, Juliana Margulies, and Alan Arkin. The dramedy was released by Anchor Bay Films in limited cities on March 19. “I wanted to explore how our painful pasts intrude on our present and future lives,” says De Felitta. “I believe if […]

Exclusive: City Island Director Raymond De Felitta

Exclusive: City Island Director Raymond De Felitta

Posted on Mar 18, 2010 in City Island

[From ComingSoon.net] Before last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, few people knew about the Bronx subdivision known as City Island, but thanks to Raymond De Felitta’s new movie of the same name, it winds up being the perfect setting for one of the most distinctive dysfunctional family comedies you’re likely to see. It stars Andy Garcia […]

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta (Part 2)

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta (Part 2)

Posted on Dec 28, 2007 in 'Tis Autumn, Interviews

By Marc Myers (From JazzWax.com) ‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris is more than a bio doc. The film focuses on the sweet-and-sour life of a nearly forgotten jazz singer in the twilight of his years. But‘Tis Autumn goes farther—grappling with the clash between artistic integrity and compromise, and exploring what happens when an artist’s ego […]

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta: Part 1

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta: Part 1

Posted on Dec 27, 2007 in 'Tis Autumn, Interviews

By Marc Myers [From JazzWax.com] Writer and director Raymond De Felitta’s documentary,‘TisAutumn: The Search for Jackie Paris, is already a cult classic. The film had its premier in New York earlier in December and, just like that, it was gone. Why this film isn’t being aired regularly on PBS or Ovation is beyond me. As I […]

LISTEN: The Leonard Lopate Show

LISTEN: The Leonard Lopate Show

Posted on Dec 7, 2007 in 'Tis Autumn

Jazz Vocalist Jackie Paris

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta on ‘Two Family House’

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta on ‘Two Family House’

Posted on Nov 1, 2000 in Interviews, Two Family House

[From Contactmusic.com] Writer-director Raymond De Felitta used his own determined Italian-American uncle as the inspiration for Buddy Visalo, the luckless blue-collar dreamer who takes one last shot at following his heart in the life-affirming, Americana-lite comedy “Two Family House.” “About the first of the movie is a true story about my Uncle Buddy,” the filmmaker […]

Sex and the Sinful Girl

Sex and the Sinful Girl

Posted on Jan 14, 1996 in Café Society

By John Harney [From the New York Daily News] As New York scandals go, it has just about everything: A troubled call girl, a society rake, a glamorous madam and a talent agent who turns out to be a pimp, all caught up in a big vice investigation of the nightclub set. There were betrayals, […]