Join us for January's WV Wednesday film at the WVIFF Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema- located below Taylor Books.
Fairmont, WV born filmmaker Robert Tinnell brings the story of his childhood back to where it all began. Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie was filmed in Marion County, WV, including Rivesville and Fairmont.
December 23, 1983: Just days before Christmas, the Oliverio family readies their Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition stretching back to the old country of Calabria. Amidst the preparations, Tony Oliverio, a young man with big dreams and a bigger heart, wonders if he’ll find love this Christmas season or spend it alone with his loud and loving family- Great Grandma Nonnie, Grandpa Johnny, Great Uncles Frankie and Carmine, his parents, his brother, and a host of friends. When Sarah, the girlfriend of his cousin Angelo, introduces Tony to Beth, it looks like Tony’s holiday experience might take a turn for the better. That is unless Nonnie thinks Beth isn’t good enough for her great-grandson, and Beth’s Ivy League suitor doesn’t steal her heart first. Come on inside, where it’s warm, and the smells of cooking fish permeate the air, and let’s have a visit.
What the critics are saying:
Surprises are in short supply here, but Tinnell's film is more concerned with cultivating a general, slightly tipsy air of good feeling. In this it largely succeeds...
Guy Lodge- Variety
Tinnell gets terrific performances up and down the cast: from the talented up-and-coming youngsters like Gisondo to veteran character actors like Joe Pantoliano, Paul Ben-Victor and Lynn Cohen.
Noel Murray- Los Angeles Times
If your parents or grandparents were immigrants to the United States, you're likely to recognize your family here, no matter what holiday you celebrate or what elaborate meals you cook to mark the occasion.
Alonso Duralde- TheWrap
More info at wviff.org
Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00pm
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema, Located under Taylor Books. Enter through alleyway or Taylor Books' Annex Gallery
230 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301