AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

7/14/08

EXPIRED Cecilia Miniucchi

Director,Screenwriter, Producer
Cecilia Miniucchi*


Genre: Dramas
Starring: Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, Illeana Douglas
Director: Cecilia Miniucchi
Screenwriter: Cecilia Miniucchi
Producer: Cecilia Miniucchi, Jeffrey Coulter, Fred Roos
Composer: Jeffrey Coulter

Plot:
Expired is the story of Claire,(Samantha Morton) an unimposing, sweet-tempered meter maid and her new found sexual interest played by Jason Patric. These two adults try to overcome paralyzing fear as they come closer together to share closeness and sexual gratification.


Commentary
Cecillia Miniucchi is a female director who isn't just good or creative or just anything. She is brilliant and her film, Expired, left me speechless.

This film is so powerful, so real, so sensitive to the ways of a modern woman who has to deal with the modern man for whom the internet offers such rich sexual gratification that the feel of a real woman's body is almost irrelevant.

Expired answers so many questions about what it means to be a woman, what personality to effect when dealing with a man who is bigger,stronger,stranger than herself.

The acting is superb, the story compelling, the directing well beyond anything I have seen this year.. Cecilia Miniucchi is a giant in a world with many a tall man competing for a place in the fame and fortune that films done well can earn.

Bravo,

A must see film.

Linda Z
RT@Vine:Witches Brew

*Cecilia Miniucchi, apprenticed under Lina Wertmuller, Fellini, the Taviani Brothers, and at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios.

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