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Bala Cynwyd filmmaker’s documentary at #PFF31
Bala Cynwyd native David Zucker recently showcased his first full length documentary film called Your Friend, Memphis. The 31st annual Philadelphia Film Festival (#PFF31) accepted it into the Filmadelphia category. To qualify for that category, a film has to be made here or made by someone from here. Zucker’s movie, Your Friend, Memphis was made outside of Philadelphia but because he’s from this area, he qualified for this category. Your Friend, Memphis is an uplifting, beautiful documentary about Memphis DiAngelis, an exuberant young man making his way through life with a disability. It’s the reason I go to the movies, to be taken into another world and be inspired by it. Click HERE to see a short interview with the director and some clips of the film. [caption id="attachment_866240" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Screen shot of David Zucker and Cyndy Drue talking about the film Your Friend, Memphis[/caption] David may have moved away but his parents and grand mom still live here -- as does his aunt – Nina Zucker, a well-known Public Relations executive. He went to Lower Merion schools, got his film degree from Washington University and then post-grad at Stanford University. He was chosen as one of only 8 students in the program for documentary filmmaking. David was [caption id="attachment_866237" align="alignnone" width="300"] Memphis DiAngelis and his friend Seneca from the film Your Friend, Memphis[/caption] the recipient of the Freeze award via the Film Office. He also received support from Hallee Adelman, enabling him to complete the project in time to submit to the festival circuit. Hallee directed Our American Family that I reviewed at last year’s PFF. Some of the films you see at film festivals never surface again. But this film deserves to be seen and I believe it will be. Stay tuned to your local theater, TV station and streaming service for Your Friend, Memphis. Hopefully, you will see it soon.