Over the course of an evening, two iconic 19th century women experience the price and empowerment of challenging gender conventions
How do you accept the unacceptable?
After adopting a child with a genetic predisposition for violence, a lesbian couple must contend with their hard-lined stance on acceptance.
ONE YEAR LATER
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life.
Escaping on a trip to the Alps after completing cancer treatment, a woman learns to go forward, and return to her family, and friends with a renewed sense of self.
IN MY BROTHERS SHOES
Winner, Best Short Film - 2015 Vatican Intl. Film Festival.
A man whose brother, a Marine killed in action, dons his brother's ill-fitting combat boots and travels to Rome, where he processes his grief and better understands his own capacity for sacrifice through random encounters.
Family Values Marinara.
Fresh out of the joint, Vince Baritonio tries to move his high profile rackets to the down low, but soon finds his lifestyle ain’t no gravy train.
You Must Do the Thing That You Think You Cannot Do.
A troubled young woman performs court-ordered community service in a senior center. There she meets Corrie who shares the stories of her life as a WASP, and she begins to see her own life struggles in a new way.
Getting a Little Behind In Your Work Has Never Been So Profitable.
A spoiled, man-child slacker corners necktie industry employing a clever, but controversai marketing technique. And, in the process he acquires love, compassion and maturity.
Before telling stories through film, Lucia Mauro of Chicago was a longtime theater critic and arts journalist. Raine-Beau’s End marks her third film. She is the writer-director of the 2016 feature, One Year Later, the story of an American woman who takes a cathartic trip to the Italian Alps one year after completing cancer treatment. Lucia’s 2014 short film, In My Brother’s Shoes, starring Danny McCarthy (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Elvis & Nixon) as a man who honors his fallen U.S. Marine brother by taking a pilgrimage to Rome in his sibling’s combat boots, was awarded Best Short Film at the 2015 Vatican Film Festival. It also was featured in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. Lucia is the screenwriter of the in-development feature film, Anita & Margaret. All of her films explore the idea of healing, resilience, and human connection
…started his career in 1974 producing and starring in award-winning pre-MTV music videos. His live action/animated music video, Video Child, received awards at the ‘81 Chicago International Film Festival and ‘82 Athens International Film Festival. Joe is the executive producer of all of Lucia Mauro’s inspiring films: In My Brother’s Shoes, One Year Later, and Anita & Margaret. In addition, he is currently the producer of the LGBTQ feature in active development Raine-Beau’s End, the web-series, Fair Winds & Down Drafts; the Italian TV pilot, The Cooking American, the animated series, The Baritonios, the WW2 biopic, Soaring, the Brice Springsteen buddy dramedy, Man At The Top and the family drama William.