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Queer Love In Film and Print, Italian-American Style: An Evening with Annie “L is for Lion” Lanzillotto and Trans Writer-Director Mikki “Alt

August 21, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Writer-Director Mikki del Monico’s romantic comedy “Alto” was selected as the upcoming Feature Screening for NewFilmmakers New York, Wednesday 8/26/15 at Anthology Film Archives. Alto is: Two Girls. One Gun. The Mob. Get your first taste here.

Author-Poet-Actor-Songwriter Annie Lanzillotto will reprise her cameo in the film and read from her memoir “L is for Lion,” including the premiere of clips from her soon-to-be-released audiobook of the same title.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions about the creative process from a DIY perspective. Producer Toni “From Crowd Funding to Completion” D’Antonio will be on hand to share her hard-earned knowledge on making an indie film in NYC.

Reading, Performance, Q&A, Sneak Peeks, Ticket Raffles, Special Guests. Plus surviving Italian American families in and (mostly) out of the Mob.

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Suggested Donation: $5 to Benefit BGSQD but NO ONE turned away for lack of funds!




Mikki del Monico works out of a true passion for the craft of storytelling. His feature script, Indelible, won an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and went on to win their Feature Film Production Grant. His music video for the band, Antigone Rising, premiered on CMT and was recently nominated for an OUTMUSIC Award. In addition to writing and directing, he has also worked as a film editor, book editor, researcher, proofreader, personal trainer, and digital media teaching assistant on a ship that sailed the Atlantic Ocean. He holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University. Alto is his directorial debut.






Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011.
Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011.

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto is a New York poet and performance artist, author of the book of poetry, SCHISTSONG (Bordighera Press 2013), and vocalist/songwriter of the albums BLUE PILL, CARRY MY COFFEE, and ELEVEN RECITATIONS. Lanzillotto teaches solo performance to The Apprentice Company at The Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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August 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM