Arts & Entertainment

South Plainfield Resident Stars in the Award Winning Film “Saturnalia”

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South Plainfield resident Renato Biribin stars in the award-winning indy film Saturnalia.
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Renato Biribin discusses the movie afterward with fellow co-stars Virginia Dutton, Tom Ashton, and Andre' DiMino of UNICO National.
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Plainfields' UNICO members volunteer their time preparing popcorn for the film: l. to r. Connie Kozachek,  Nicole Risoli, John G. DeAndrea, Bob Bengivenga and Stephanie Bartfalvi.
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Plainfields' UNICO President Jason Risoli with UNICO Board member Dolly Carotenuto selling tickets
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John DiNapoli, President of the UNICO National Foundation, UNICO District 7 Governor Elyse Buonomo, Andre' DiMino, Executive Director of UNICO National,Renato Biribin, UNICO Past National President, Bob Bengivenga, immediate past District Governor and Chair of the UNICO National Arm Services Committee, Dominick Nicastro, UNICO National's Second Vice President, and UNICO Past National President Frank Cannata     
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Longtime South Plainfield resident Renato Biribin is starring in “Sturnalia,” a recently released film about a homeless woman who manages to sneak in and live undetected in the house of a recently retired man (Biribin) after the sudden death of his wife.

The film, which is based on a true event, was released on July 30, 201, and last weekend the Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO National held a special screening at the South Plainfield Senior Center. 

The independent film, written by Gustavo Mercado, won five awards, including Best Feature at the Kinston, New York Film Festival and the Special Jury Feature Award at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.  In addition, it received awards for Best Cinematography and Best Actress at the Chain NYC Film Festival and Best Actress at the Woods Hole Film Festival.

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Click here to see an interview with Renato Biribin and here to see a trailer.

The movie screening raised money for Plainfields' UNICO and the UNICO National foundation, and it featured a question-and-answer session afterwards with the film's stars, including Biribin, Virginia Dutton and Tom Ashton

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