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a Lucia Mauro film




writer/director LUCIA MAURO

Before telling stories through the medium of film, Lucia Mauro of Chicago was a longtime theater/dance critic & arts/culture writer (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Public Radio, In Theatre Magazine), with close ties to artists in all aspects of the live performing arts and film. One Year Later marks her second film. She is the writer-director of the 2014 short film, In My Brother’s Shoes, starring Danny McCarthy (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods) as a man who honors his fallen U.S. Marine Corps brother by taking a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy in his sibling’s combat boots.In My Brother’s Shoes was awarded Best Short Film at the 2015 Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. It also was featured in the 2015 International Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. Lucia is the writer-director of the 2017 documentary film,Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People's Saint, which honors the Patron Saint of Immigrants and great humanitarian during the Saint's Centenary year. It received its world premiere in November 2017 in honor of the dedication of the Chapel at Santa Cabrini Hospital in Montreal, QC, Canada; and its American premiere one month later at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, sponsored by Cabrini University's Wolfington Center for Social Justice in Philadelphia. All of her films explore the idea of healing, resilience and human connection. Lucia is the creator-host of an Italian TV pilot titledThe Cooking American. She is the author of a series of books in the performing arts for McGraw-Hill and is a frequent culture speaker and radio personality, and was a featured guest on HMS Media’s Emmy-winning The Chicago Dance Project and Every Dancer Has a Story. Lucia, a former adjunct professor of Dance History: From the Renaissance to Present at Loyola University Chicago and the John Felice Rome Center, is also a bilingual (English and Italian) Italy cultural historian and has written extensively on the country’s 20 multilayered regions and published two books of photography, Frieze Frame I: Textures & Colors of Italy andFrieze Frame II: Textures & Colors of Italy. Lucia is a 1986 Loyola University Chicago graduate (honors, summa cum laude), with a B.A. in English and Communication. She was voted one of 100 Women Making a Difference by Today’s Chicago Woman magazine and awarded the Impresa Award by the Women’s Division of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans and the Leonardo da Vinci Award of Excellence by the Order Sons of Italy in America.

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