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by Tony Pinizzotto
Wednesday Jun 18, 2014
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A scene from ’Violette’
A scene from ’Violette’  
With "Violette," Provost captures the true-life strife that Leduc was living and masterfully delivers striking performances in a warm and beautifully looking cinematic memoir.

"Violette" is a compelling film, dutifully taking a deliberately paced, careful, step-by-step approach to its recount. The film’s chapter-like segments revolve around different people in Deduc’s life, without judging them; as a whole, the film recount’s Leduc’s unraveling. Director Provost captures the true-life strife that Violette Leduc was living and masterfully delivers striking performances in a beautifully looking cinematic memoir.

A native of the South Jersey/Philadelphia area Tony Pinizzotto holds a BA in Speech Communications, with a double major in Theatre Arts, and a minor in vocal performance from Rowan University, NJ. Pinizzotto began his career in Chicago, writing in Marketing and Promotions for numerous TV/Film/Theatrical companies including; ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Weigel Broadcasting Co., Paramount Studios, and LarsErik Films; and was a co-founder of Chicago’s critically acclaimed Close Call Theatre. Pinizzotto currently works as a Actor/Writer/Producer in Los Angeles. In his spare time Tony collects vintage classic motion pictures on 16mm film, Hollywood ephemera, and 60s Polynesian Tiki memorabilia. He is a member of The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and The Los Angeles Conservancy, preserving the art, history, and restoration of vintage LA movie palaces. Pinizzotto also writes for his classic film blog WTFCinema.blogspot.com and is the leading biographer for 50s character actor Jules Munshin. Tony Pinizzotto currently lives with his Domestic Partner of 18 years, and their puppy Tiddly.

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