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Ricky and Rocky

Made with Jeff Kreines.

Ricky (Italian) and Roxann (Polish) arrive at a "surprise" wedding shower given by Ricky's side of the family. The gifts they receive are held up for the approval of the relatives (who along with the gifts steal the show from the young couple).

"Palazzolo and Kreines bring compassion and wit to their film on a lower middle class backyard wedding shower; cinema verite can be a treacherous form, lending itself to facile and often cruel distortion ....

"They respect the well-meaning spirit of the occasion and the genuine gratitude of the honored young couple, yet let us see the rich humor in social gatherings." - Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Prize from James Broughton, Bellevue Film Festival.

Exhibition: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar