Diffability Hollywood to screen at Museum of Disability History in Buffalo

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The documentary feature Diffability Hollywood will screen Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the the Museum of Disability History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo.

Two showings, 3pm and 7pm, with a reception in between at 5pm. Tickets are $5.

Hope to see you there!

Download the poster here (PDF)

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Diffability Hollywood screening in Rochester, NY!

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We are excited to have the Rochester, NY premiere of Espocinema’s new documentary DIffability Hollywood as part of WXXI’s Move to Include! MOVE TO INCLUDE is a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to
promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. This is a good match considering the subject of Diffability Hollywood.

Diffability Hollywood is a documentary about Hollywood’s portrayal of people with disabilities in films throughout history.

Diffability Hollywood will be screened at 6pm March 2nd at the Little Theater, 240 East Ave.

Attendance is free!

In connection with the screening look for filmmaker Adrian Esposito to be Interviewed on WXXI’s Arts in Focus airing Feb 24th and 25th.

Aging Trees of Knowledge now available on Amazon streaming

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Aging Trees of Knowledge was my first feature documentary. The film is about my grandmother and other survivors of World War II. They tell their memories of where  they were (Lithuania, China, Austria, Germany) and how the War effected their lives.

For this new edition I have made some tighter edits and have modified the film. Subtitles are available for the entire feature. I am pleased that Aging Trees of Knowledge is now available to the public for streaming.

Click here to rent or buy on Amazon

New documentary on Troma and Lloyd Kaufman in production!

Filmmaker Adrian Esposito is currently working on a new documentary film, Greetings From Tromaville, about the life and work of independent film champion, Lloyd Kaufman.

Lloyd and Michael Herz founded Troma Entertainment, a film company that produces edgy, bold, humorous and sometimes “over the top” films. Their films make a strong statement about visual art and its psychological effect on viewers. Troma films now have a world wide fan base and cult following. In fact, upon the announcement of the production of a Troma film, fans travel from all over the world just for the experience of being in a Troma production. Many come at their own cost and work in challenging circumstances.

Independent films like Troma’s, with innovative and shocking content, ultimately contributed to a change in Hollywood films, which followed Troma’s lead in presenting more graphic visuals. But behind their facade of sex and violence are often topical or political themes that even today Hollywood films won’t touch..

This film is a break from Espocinema’s usual presentations. Adrian Esposito is a Troma fan and intends to honor Lloyd Kaufman and his contribution to the art of filmmaking and independent films (and filmmakers).

Hold on to your seats — this will be a shocker!

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Filmmaker Adrian Esposito with Lloyd Kaufman at Troma Entertainment in NYC

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Filmmaker Adrian Esposito with Pat Kaufman (former NYS Film Commissioner and wife of Lloyd) and Lloyd Kaufman at the Buffalo Dreams Film Festival.