Celebrate Italian American Heritage month at The Picture House tonight, Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m. with a special screening of the documentary "il Signor Jackson" followed by a wine and cheese reception and Q&A with the award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista and subject of the film Edward Jackson. The film event is presented by The Italian American Forum and is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
"il Signor Jackson" is the unique story of Edward Jackson, a remarkable African American with an Italian spirit, raised in a predominately Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx of the 1950s, eventually becoming an educator in the New York City public school system and a prominent cultural figure of Italian biculturalism and bilingualism. il Signor Jackson is the winner of the 2018 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista is a graduate of The High School of Art and Design in NYC, his raw talent would later develop into combining his artistic and theatrical abilities into one channel: to write, produce, and direct his own movies. In 1994, he founded his production company, Comprehensive Films, with the goal of developing and producing filmed stories that would inspire, transform, and enrich lives in an entertaining way.
Tickets to the special screening and reception are FREE and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office.