New filming by a director of Sopranos renown pays homage to the neighborhood’s Italian history.
As Bedford + Bowery reported earlier, ‘Lily of the Feast’ (english for the Giglio Feast) recreates the neighborhood as it looked four decades ago:
The guy who played Furio Giunta in The Sopranos is taking Williamsburg back to 1973.
Federico Castelluccio’s first feature as a director, “Lily of the Feast” — an adaptation of a short film that won Best Director/Short Film at the 2011 Long Island International Film Expo — is filming in the neighborhood all month.
By the looks of the area around Muchmore’s, the mobster flick will feature a reenactment of the 127-year-old Feast of Our Lady of Mount Caramel. Unlike at the actual feast, which took place last month, “fresh brewed lager” at this one costs 50 cents for a pint and 75 cents a jug.
The New York Post has a plot summary:
The movie…is about a local banker, Santo, with a gift for memorizing numbers — who’s caught in a power struggle between friends, family and his church.