“Narrowsburg”: Film Review/ Podcast

Posted: January 5th, 2021 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | No Comments »

When you live in a bucolic hamlet of less than 500 in New York state, and a charming couple moves to town, promising to turn it into the “Sundance of the East,” what are you going to do?

We find out in this documentary, directed by Martha Shane, exactly what happened, when the citizens became smitten with charismatic Richard and Jocelyn Castellano’s vision.

Given that Richard had been in “Analyze This,” with Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal, the townsfolk fell prey. With promises the burg would be on the cinematic map. With promises of possible stardom, after the Castellanos decided to make their own movie there.

Many in the town invested in the project, some considerably.

Problems ensued.

Shane’s intriguing documentary, available at Amazon Prime, is cautionary tale.

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