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IN MY BROTHER'S SHOES

Directors:  Lucia Mauro

Screenwriter:  Lucia Mauro

Genre:  Drama

 

A short film that centers on the accidental pilgrimage of a Chicago man, named Danny, whose younger brother, a Marine, was killed in Iraq. Danny dons his brother's ill-fitting combat boots and travels to Rome, Italy, where he processes his grief, honors his brother's memory, and better understands his own capacity for sacrifice. In My Brother's Shoes was awarded Best Short Film at the 2015 Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, and was featured in the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival's Short Film Corner.

Directors:  Lucia Mauro

Screenwriter:  Lucia Mauro

Genre:  Drama

 

The story of an American woman who takes a cathartic trip to the Italian Alps one year after completing cancer treatment. Liz, a dedicated college professor, struggles with her post-cancer life and changing priorities. Despite her husband’s well-meaning over-protectiveness, she takes

a trip with their friends – an American couple living in Milan – to Italy. When her friends assume the role of worried caregivers and suffocate her with a jam-packed itinerary, she escapes to the Alps to find her space. Here, Liz is able to reassert her independence. She learns to go forward, and return to her family, with a renewed sense of self -- free of compliance, guilt and obligation. 

ONE YEAR LATER
FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI: THE PEOPLE'S SAINT

Directors:  Lucia Mauro

Screenwriter:  Lucia Mauro

Genre:  Documentary

A sensitive and topical documentary, the film explores the environment and deep spirituality that shaped Mother Cabrini – the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators -- in honor of the Centenary of her passing. It reintroduces audiences to the first American citizen saint and addresses her relevance today for refugees and immigrants around the world. Mother Cabrini -- despite frail health and a fear of water -- crossed the ocean many times to administer to the poor, the sick and children and established schools, hospitals, and safe havens across Europe and the Americas.  

RAIN BEAU'S END

Director:  Tracy Wren

Screenwriter:  Jennifer Cooney

Producers:

Joe Orlandino

Lucia Mauro

Rich "RB" Botto

Jeffry Nutting

Ed Pope

Genre:  Drama

 

The film explores the issues surrounding one's being 'different' and society's acceptance of them. Are only those differences that are comfortable, the ones we welcome and embrace? What about those people who are saddled with challenges that are more difficult to accommodate? Those differences that are visually un-appealing, socially confrontational, or politically incorrect. Do they deserve the same respect? Or are they doomed to live as objects of fear, ridicule, outcasts, and pariahs? The character, a young boy  named Beauregard, was born with an extra Y chromosome. It's 1995 and the research of the time

diagnoses him as a hyper-male... beyond alpha. He is aggressive, confrontational and scary. 

And, by all accounts...a bully.

Voci del diario /Entries

Director:  Lucia Mauro

Screenwriter: Lucia Mauro 

Producers: Lucia Mauro & Joe Orlandino

Genre:  Family Drama

A highly textured cinematic poem that explores the life cycle through one man -- and his journal entries -- at different stages: childhood, young adulthood, middle age and senior years. It's a film about memory, family and the legacies we leave. It begins with a little boy receiving a journal/sketchbook from his grandmother for his birthday and ends with his own granddaughter's fascination with journal writing. In between, he experiences joy, love, pain, loss and resilience. To be shown for organizations that advance healing through journal and memoir writing.

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