In collaboration with Kino Lorber, The Civic Theatre presents Tommaso by Abel Ferrara. By renting this movie online, you are supporting independent cinema and helping us get through this difficult time. The distributor will be sharing revenue directly with The Civic Theatre. Our doors are closed but we insist that your imaginations remain open. Thank you for keeping the art of cinema alive!
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TOMMASO – Playing opposite the director’s own wife and daughter, Willem Dafoe is a Ferrara-like American artist living in Rome in this improvised drama of doubt and disconnection, shot in self-reflective documentary style. Dafoe plays the title character, an American expatriate filmmaker living in Rome with his much younger Moldovan girlfriend, Nikki (played by Ferrara’s wife Cristina Chiriac), and their toddler daughter, Deedee (Anna Ferrara, the couple’s daughter). He works in spurts on a script set in the Arctic, attends Al-Anon meetings, teaches an acting class made up mostly of nubile young women — and has an agonized inner life that involves disastrous accidents and jealous fantasies. Or maybe they’re not fantasies; Ferrara works hard to keep Tommaso and us on edge.