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Dennis Farina + Joe Maggio

Oct 27, 2011

Distinctive character actor Dennis Farina (Get Shorty) gives a career performance in the affecting drama The Last Rites of Joe May. Invoking the spirit of 1970s films like Fat City, Joe Maggio’s film follows the life of a 60-something hustler who is looking for a last shot at greatness. In a discussion at the Museum of the Moving Image, Farina and Maggio talk about the inspiration for the story, the challenges filmmakers face getting films made today, and the involvement of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company throughout the production process.


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Discussions with creative figures in film, television, and digital media—formerly the Pinewood Dialogues—made possible with a generous grant from the Pannonia Foundation.