NYC Premiere -"Men of The Cloth" documentary about Italian Master Tailors- Jan. 8, 14 and 25, 2015

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The documentary film MEN OF THE CLOTH will have its New York premiere on Thursday January 8th at 7 PM the Village East Cinema in Manhattan, Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 PM at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island and on Sunday January 25th at 7 PM at the Picture House in Pelham, NY.

The film by Vicki Vasilopoulos is an inspiring portrait of three Italian master tailors. It had a sold-out world premiere in November 2013 at DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in America. There will be Q&A's following the New York screenings with filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos and master tailor Nino Corvato.

MEN OF THE CLOTH has screened theatrically at such high-profile art house cinemas as the West End Cinema in Washington, DC, the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute outside Philadelphia. MEN OF THE CLOTH has also screened at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Craft in Focus Festival in Amsterdam, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. The men's lifestyle magazine A & H said: "A captivating tale of an art in both remission and resurgence, MEN OF THE CLOTH is a journey across the globe unifying craftsmanship and style." The Globe and Mail of Canada said "The documentary is an attempt to do for suit-making what Jiro Dreams of Sushi did for Japanese cuisine: A celebration of devotion, craft and, possibly, an endangered art form."

MEN OF THE CLOTH unravels the mystery of the tailor's artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion. The film centers around Nino Corvato, Joe Centofanti, and Checchino Fonticoli, master tailors who have spent a lifetime perfecting the skills necessary to construct flawless custom-made suits for their clients in New York City, Philadelphia and Penne, Italy. Now in the twilight of their career, they fear that their Old-World knowledge will vanish with them. Enter Joe Genuardi, a tailoring apprentice who reflects the resurgence of popular interest in artisanal craftsmanship as an alternative to corporate mass production, providing hope for the future of this craft.

Sicilian-born master tailor Nino Corvato's clients include TV host David Letterman and renowned artists Frank Stella and Eric Fischl. Joe Centofanti was profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer and was the tailor to former ambassador Walter Annenberg. Vicki Vasilopoulos says, "I truly admire artisans like Nino Corvato and Joe Centofanti, who live a life of meaning and purpose – and create clothing as beautiful inside as it is outside. These artisans honed their skills over the course of a lifetime – and my film honors their legacy for a younger generation."

Director/producer Vicki Vasilopoulos was a Senior Fashion Editor at the men's news magazine DNR (now a part of Women's Wear Daily). Vicki was also a contributor to Fashion Wire Daily and has had features published in The New York Times, Esquire, Time Out New York and New Jersey Monthly. She has served as a film series programmer for New York Women in Film and Television. She is a member of the Independent Filmmaker Project and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Vicki has a B.A. in Journalism from NYU with and has studied at the Paris Fashion Institute in France and at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Producer/Director Vicki Vasilopoulos (Phone: 917-282-2199)
Email: [email protected]

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Twitter: Vicki_Vas | #MenOfTheCloth

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