A mash-up film that retells Amy Fisher's story
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A scathing critique/celebration of early-’90s tabloid culture, twenty years in the making! In 1992, Long Island teenager Amy Fisher ignited a media firestorm when she shot her lover’s wife in the face. This sordid tale of underage sex, aggravated assault, and Joey Buttafuoco managed to spawn not one, not two, but three separate made-for-TV movies — a television first.
Drew Barrymore (The Amy Fisher Story), Alyssa Milano (Casualties of Love: The “Long Island Lolita” Story) and Noëlle Parker (Lethal Lolita — Amy Fisher: My Story) all took stabs at portraying the disturbed teen, yet a true on-screen depiction of Amy Fisher has never emerged — until now.
In this “Rashomon-like retelling of a story which didn’t really need to be told in the first place” (SF Weekly), director Dan Kapelovitz (“Threee Geniuses”) mind-melds the multiple melodramas into one ultimate metadrama mashup.
“A subversive mash-up that unspools like a Lifetime movie fever dream, with its labyrinth of duplicating lurid set-pieces taking on the tone of a noirish nightmare, reaching a frenzied schizo climax that would make Brian De Palma proud.” – Wall Street Journal (quoting Videology curator Andrew Miller)
Director Dan Kapelovitz in person for a Q&A after the screening.