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Directed by Antonino D'Ambrosio
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 96 Minutes World Premiere
As an NYPD officer in the late 60s and early 70s, Frank Serpico blew the whistle on the corruption and payoffs running rampant in the department, was shot in the face during a drug arrest, and most famously became the subject of Sidney Lumet’s classic film Serpico. Forty-plus years later, Serpico talks about his Southern Italian roots and upbringing, his time as an undercover officer, and his post-NYPD life in Europe and ultimately upstate New York. Adding their own recollections are his fellow officers, childhood friends, his West Side neighbors, and his admirers such as writer Luc Sante and actor John Turturro. With unprecedented access to its subject and augmented by original music by Jack White and an original score by Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Antonino D’Ambrosio creates a memorable, powerful portrait of an always-committed public servant who still walks the walk in his very own unique way.

—Brian Gordon
Thriller, Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni
About the Director(s)
Filmmaker/author Antonino D’Ambrosio's books include “A Heartbeat and A Guitar: Johnny Cash” and “The Making of Bitter Tears.” His film's include Soundhunters, Let Fury Have the Hour, We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited. D'Ambrosio is currently in production on The Free Space, a documentary series on creative-response.

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    Spotlight Documentary
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    96 minutes
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Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Antonino D'Ambrosio
  • Screenwriter:
    Antonino D'Ambrosio
  • Cinematographer:
    Karim Lopez
  • Editor:
    Karim Lopez
  • Composer:
    Brendan Canty
  • Executive Producer:
    Brian Devine Sr., Silvija Devine
  • Producer:
    Brooke Devine, Brian Devine, Jason Orans, Antonino D'Ambrosio
  • Original Music:
    Jack White
  • Original Art:
    Shepard Fairey
  • Cast:
    Frank Serpico, Luc Sante, John Turturro, Janet Panetta, Donna Murch, Stanislao Pugliese



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