TUE JAN 30, 2024 10:00 PM


$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz | Limited Engagement 

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‘Nancy Savoca: An American Cinematheque Tribute’ 

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“Bad Timing,” 1982, Dir. Nancy Savoca, 24 Min, Kino Lorber, USA

Nancy Savoca’s second student film follows twelve-year olds, Bobby and Denise who run away to Hollywood but land at an open mic night in a New Jersey bar where Bobby’s aunt and uncle (once aspiring actors) lay out the realities of life as a working actor. “Bad Timing” features Marianne Leone and the on-screen debut of future Academy Award winner, Chris Cooper.


HOUSEHOLD SAINTS, 1993, Dir. Nancy Savoca, 124 Min, Kino Lorber, USA

Nancy Savoca’s star-studded indie gem is a chronicle of a spirited Italian-American New York family that perfectly balances humor, tragedy, and pathos. Joseph Santangelo (Vincent D’Onofrio) is a butcher with a wicked sense of humor who “wins” his wife Catherine (a stellar Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. Over the protests of his mother (Judith Malina) who talks to ghosts and makes deals with saints, Joseph marries Catherine. When the old lady dies, her spirit is channeled into her granddaughter Teresa who overtakes the film with her yearning to serve God. Perfectly embodying a modern-day Bernadette, Lili Taylor imbues Teresa with a mix of dedicated innocence and naïveté. Executive produced by Jonathan Demme, with memorable performances from Michael Imperioli, Michael Rispoli and Victor Argo, HOUSEHOLD SAINTS showcases a unique voice in 1990s independent filmmaking.