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Joseph H. Biancaniello    
2002, 95 min, USA    
  World Premiere
Sun 2/3 7:00 pm
Roxie Cinema
Thu 2/7 5:00 pm
Roxie Cinema
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Award-winning short filmmaker Biancaniello brings MARY/MARY, his feature length debut to San Francisco. His new work is a contemporary character study of Manny, a young man with a serious Madonna/Whore complex, and a host of manias related to sexually transmitted
disease. Manny’s neuroses manifest as a pair of quick-talking 1950s gangsters who fill his ears with poisonous paranoia. He is involved in an on-again off-again (mostly off-again) sexual relationship with his best friend and confidante Mary, although he considers her dangerously promiscuous. But when they sleep together, Manny wakes up panic-stricken – his mind dancing with unclean visions. He trots off to the clinic (yet again) for a full work-up. Enter Manny’s friend Brian, an unsuccessful boxer, accused of having no heart. So, Manny infects him with jealousy and paranoia and they channel the rage and transform Brian into a boxing-machine. Meanwhile, Manny meets the virginal Mary. He is smitten, and romantic visions swim in his head. Can the new Mary live up to his exacting standards?
In Attendance : Joseph H. Biancaniello
Contact : www.solidfilms.comjhb@solidfilms.com • (t) 917 449 6271 • (f) 413 618 9514
Preceded By : Mental Hygiene (2000, 11 min, USA) by Lori Silverbush
Contact : lorms@rcn.com • (t) 212 366 4327
Synopsis : Caitlin is a teen whose wry internal musings take the form of 1950’s ‘Mental Hygiene’ films. Then her mother insists she attend a Father-Daughter dance with the man next door (Pruitt Taylor Vince, HEAVY). Winner – Jury Prize for Best Short Film: Deauville Festival of American Cinema.