The 8th annual Charleston International Film Festival (Charleston IFF) will showcase 86 films from the U.S. and around the world, and kicks off next Wednesday evening with an Opening Night Reception on John Street, followed by a special screening event at Charleston Music Hall of The Wannabe. Written and directed by the incredible Nick Sandow with executive producers Martin Scorsese and Dean Delvin, The Wannabe is a gripping crime drama starring Vincent Piazza, Patricia Arquette, and Michael Imperioli.
Charleston IFF Co-Founder and President, Summer Peacher said, “Screening The Wannabe as our opening night feature film is just one of the many things we’re pumped about for this year’s Festival. Whether you’re a member of the local film community or just love going to the movies, you don’t want to miss a moment of the drama.”
The eighth annual Festival will take place November 4–8, 2015 at Charleston Music Hall.
Drama (91 mins.)
Director/Writer: Nick Sandow
Producers: Lizzie Nastro, Vincent Piazza, Michael Gasparro
Executive Producers: Academy Award® Winner Martin Scorsese and Dean Devlin
Cast: Vincent Piazza, Patricia Arquette, Michael Imperioli, Nick Sandow
Synopsis: Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. The plot is foiled setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, with fantasy.