Nine Good Teeth

Overview

An entire century flashes before the eyes of filmmaker Alex Halpern's centenarian grandmother in a standout documentary filmed to trace the remarkable life of Brooklyn-born, Sicilian-American matriarch Mary Mirabito Livornese Cavaliere (aka "Nana"). When Cavaliere was but a mere child, a gypsy once prophesized that she would live to be ninety-six years-old. Now, with that landmark birthday rapidly approaching, Cavaliere's grandson Halpern assembles a whirlwind look at a life that has included everything from late...
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Overview

An entire century flashes before the eyes of filmmaker Alex Halpern's centenarian grandmother in a standout documentary filmed to trace the remarkable life of Brooklyn-born, Sicilian-American matriarch Mary Mirabito Livornese Cavaliere (aka "Nana"). When Cavaliere was but a mere child, a gypsy once prophesized that she would live to be ninety-six years-old. Now, with that landmark birthday rapidly approaching, Cavaliere's grandson Halpern assembles a whirlwind look at a life that has included everything from late night visits from Jack Kerouac to heartbreaking love-affairs and mysterious murders - all told through the vivid recollections of the very woman who lived to experience them. .
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Special Features

Cast and crew commentary; Deleted scenes; Official "Nanaisms"; Theatrical trailer; Cast and crew biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/2004
  • UPC: 767685962633
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,713

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Mirabito Cavaliere Interviewee
Technical Credits
Alex Halpern Director, Producer
Angelo Corrao Editor
Teese Gohl Score Composer
Caryn Maria Horowitz Executive Producer
Madeleine Leskin Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Don't Make Me a Fool [7:35]
2. My Ancestors [4:56]
3. Five Star General [6:10]
4. The Carmello Story [6:15]
5. Working Women [5:52]
6. Close to Home [5:08]
7. A World at War [7:23]
8. Church Bells Ringing [6:36]
9. The Love of My Life [8:00]
10. Souvenirs [9:42]
11. Family & Friends [7:06]
12. Credits [4:07]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary: Listen to Commentary From Filmmaker Alex Halpern, Editor Angelo Corrao, Composer Teese Gohl and Nana's Daughter, Maria Halpern: On
         Audio Commentary: Listen to Commentary From Filmmaker Alex Halpern, Editor Angelo Corrao, Composer Teese Gohl and Nana's Daughter, Maria Halpern: Off
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Scassamachina (0:45)
         Philly Story (1:48)
         The Best Words (2:50)
         Nana Sings (2:58)
      Official "Nanaisms"
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast Biographies
         Mary Mirabito Livornese Cavaliere ("Nana")
         Maria Halpern
         Frank X. Pagano
         Jeanette and Joe Pagano
         Gladys Zodda
         Caryn Halpern
         Roman and Preston Halpern
      Crew Biographies
         Alex Halpern (Filmmaker)
         Angelo Corrao, A.C.E. (Editor)
         Teese Gohl (Composer)
         Madeleine Leskin (Associate Producer)
      About Docurama
         Credits
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