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ALTO (film)

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Directed by  Mikki del Monico
Cinematography  Valentina Caniglia
Initial release  26 April 2015
Music director  Thom Rotella
4.7/10 IMDb

Written by  Mikki del Monico
Edited by  Mikki del Monico
Director  Mikki del Monico
Screenplay  Mikki del Monico
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Produced by  Annabella Sciorra,Toni D'Antonio, Dawid Pypec, Mikki del Monico, Ellora DeCarlo
Starring  Annabella Sciorra, Billy Wirth, Natalie Knepp, Ward Horton, Diana DeGarmo, Melanie Minichino, Frank Fortunato, Jake Robards
Producers  Annabella Sciorra, Toni D'Antonio
Cast  Natalie Knepp, Annabella Sciorra, Diana DeGarmo, Billy Wirth, Melanie Minichino
Similar  Lesbian movies, Romantic comedies

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Alto is a 2015 American-Italian lesbian mob comedy film directed by Mikki del Monico. It stars Diana DeGarmo and Natalie Knepp as two Italian-American girls who develop an unlikely friendship considering one is a mob boss's daughter and the other is a singer in a band. Nicolette develops feelings for Frankie but all Frankie can do is run away from her emotions. The film is light hearted while showing the struggles of coming out to the family.

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Plot

Alto's main character Frankie is an Italian American pursuing her singer-songwriter career with her band while balancing her relationship with a guy who's dream is to start a frozen food label. Frankie's life becomes interesting when she discovers a dead body in her rental car and turns it over to the police. Frankie lives with her sister Heather who is obsessed with the mob lifestyle. Heather convinces Frankie to go with her to the real life mob boss's funeral. At the funeral Frankie meets Nicolette a charming, confident, beautiful woman who, unbeknownst to Frankie, is the new mob boss's daughter. Heather invites Nicolette to come to watch Frankie perform. Nicolette wants to help Frankie and her band make it big by getting her to perform on the hit TV show Mob Hit. Nicolette and Frankie begin to spend more time together. Nicolette is into Frankie but Frankie is trying to process what kind of feelings she has for Nicolette while being engaged to her longtime boyfriend. Meanwhile, a whole plot is slowly being uncovered on who tried to take out Nicolette's father and suspicions turn toward Frankie because she unknowingly knows people who are in the mob. Eventually it is revealed that Frankie's own father is a book keeper for the mob boss, leaving Frankie feeling betrayed. However, Frankie is cleared of her innocence and Nicolette and Frankie's romance is noticed by their families and Frankie's fiancé. At the end of the movie Frankie calls off her engagement to pursue her feelings for Nicolette and both women slowly try to gain the support of their parents.

Awards

  • Best First-Time Director, Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles 2015
  • Audience Favorite Feature, New York VisionFest 2015
  • Production Design, New York VisionFest 2015
  • Best Women's Feature, North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2015
  • Film Festivals

  • San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival June 23, 2015
  • Hoboken International Film Festival May 30, 2015
  • Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival April 26, 2015
  • Vision Fest May 15,2015
  • References

    ALTO (film) Wikipedia


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