The film features interviews with Ms. Gillan as she reminisces and shares insights about her life, including her student days in Paterson when being Italian was sometimes ridiculed, and when she had the same teacher who taught one of the city’s most celebrated literary figures, poet Allen Ginsberg.
The documentary, which is written, produced and directed by Kevin Carey and Mark Hillringhouse, incorporates images of Paterson that juxtapose sad urban decay with thrilling natural wonders, and remnants of an industrial past with scenes from contemporary life. It also includes footage of Ms. Gillan’s class at Binghamton University-SUNY, and scenes of the campus and city.
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Hear “The Crows of Paterson” written and performed by R. G. Evans, who did the soundtrack for the film.
Here’s what people are saying about All That Lies Between Us
"When this fascinating documentary is over you understand that if there were a country called Poetry, Paterson would be its capital and Maria Mazziotti Gillan would be its president." Jeff Page, Journalist/Writer
“This documentary captures everything I am fortunate to know about Maria—that she is wonderful and warm, gives generously of herself, and is an amazing teacher. I only wish I could flip the DVD over to a CD side with Maria’s rich voice reading every poem she has every written…” Jim Gwyn, poet
"Paterson is lucky to call [her] a native daughter." Jim Haba, Poet/Founder and director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival for 22 years.
Visit her website at www.mariagillan.com.
His one act plays have been staged at The New Hampshire Theater Project and The New Works Festival in Newburyport, Ma. The One Fifteen To Penn Station is his first book of poetry. He teaches Writing at Salem State University, and is also a seventh grade basketball coach in Beverly, MA.
Visit his website at www.kevincareywriter.com
Visit his photography website at http://mhillringhouse.zenfolio.com.