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Opening Night Photos of The Golden Door Film Festival Oct. 13th, 2011

 

Bill Sorvino, Paul Sorvino and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy

The Golden Door International Film Festival Opening Night at the Loew’s Theater in Jersey City.

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Bill Sorvino and his uncle actor Paul Sorvino

 

Real Estate Developer Joe Pantepinto and friends
Paul Sorvino and "Night Club" Director Sam Borowski
Paul Sorvino, Joe Calamito and Director of "Group Harmony" documentary Abe Santiago
Diane Brennan and her Director husband Keith Rennar

 

 

Paul Sorvino and friends at the Golden Door International Film Festival Opening

 

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Golden Door International Film Festival Director Invites Filmmakers to Screen Their Dreams in Jersey City









Bill Sorvino – A Dream of a Film Festival

by Sally Deering

 bill-sorvino-smallIdeas sometimes come to us in dreams and that’s exactly how Bill Sorvino conceived the Golden Door International Film Festival to be held in Jersey City in October. What started as images flickering in his sleeping mind will now be images flickering on the silver screen.

 “I had a dream last year about having a film festival in Jersey City,” Sorvino says,” and it was like lightning in a bottle. Jersey City is close to my heart. I grew up here and my family has a 100-year history here. I want Jersey City to have something in its own right.”

 

Actor Paul Sorvino and nephew Bill Sorvino
Actor Paul Sorvino and nephew Bill Sorvino

Dreaming of a film festival is not much of a stretch for Sorvino. He’s a screenwriter and actor who studied at the William Esper Studios in New York City and has appeared in several indie films. He also hails from a theatrical family – his uncle is celebrated actor Paul Sorvino and he’s cousin to Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino – and throughout the years Bill Sorvino shared conversations with his Uncle Paul and cousin Mira about film, theater and acting held during family gatherings at the dinner table.   Continue reading Golden Door International Film Festival Director Invites Filmmakers to Screen Their Dreams in Jersey City

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