Time: April 28, 2013 at 8pm to April 29, 2013 at 1am
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 S Main St.
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA
Website or Map: http://www.downtownindependen…
Event Type: screening
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2013
A scathing critique/celebration of early-’90s tabloid culture. In 1992, a suburban New York teenager, Amy Fisher, captured the national media’s attention when she shot her lover’s wife in the face. This sordid tale of underage sex, aggravated assault, and Joey Buttafuoco managed to spawn three separate made-for-TV movies — a television first. Drew Barrymore (The Amy Fisher Story), Alyssa Milano (Casualties of Love: The “Long Island Lolita” Story) and Noëlle Parker (Lethal Lolita — Amy Fisher: My Story) all took stabs at portraying the disturbed young lady, yet a true on-screen depiction of Amy Fisher has never emerged — until now. In this Rashomon of found footage film, director Dan Kapelovitz (“Threee Geniuses”) mind-melds the multiple melodramas into one ultimate metadrama mashup.
Film at 8:30pm followed by a Q&A
Dan Kapelovitz grew up in unincorporated Arapahoe county in Denver Colorado. He studied film at Wesleyan University, where his thesis film “The Bastard Son of a Virgin Whore” won the Frank Capra Award for Best Comedy. Kapelovitz produced nearly 200 episodes of experimental TV shows “Threee Geniuses” and “Kapelovision.” The L.A. Weekly called Kapelovitz and his cohorts “postmodern psychedelic deconstructionists” and “auteurs of the last frontier of American free expression.” Today, Kapelovitz is an attorney in Hollywood specializing in criminal law.