A POET LONG AGO
A Poet Long Ago” stars Steve Schirripa (SONNY) and Boris McGiver (MALLOY). In the present day, SONNY, a sanitation worker, and MALLOY, a newspaper writer, meet by chance and reminisce about their grammar school days together back in 1970s Brooklyn. Immediately an old wound is opened; flashbacks show how the least likely of the pair had an astonishing gift for poetry beaten out of him by a narrow-minded father hell-bent on protecting him.
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Award-winning film and television director Bob Giraldi brings an independent hand to everything he touches. From Michael Jackson’s music video for “Beat It” to his latest short film “A Poet Long Ago,” Giraldi has produced and directed over 4,000 unique visual masterpieces.
Steve Schirripa was born in Brooklyn, NY – a city noted more for the “mob” stereotype. But stereotypes, like a wise guy’s alibi, can be misleading. A series regular on David Chase’s acclaimed HBO drama The Sopranos, the Brooklyn College graduate’s acting odyssey began while working at a hotel on the Las Vegas strip.
A ubiquitous and recognizable Film and TV character actor for decades, Boris most recently has been seen recurring in House of Cards (David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright), and Person of Interest. Viewers will also remember him opposite Tommy Lee Jones in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, throughout the 4th season of David Simon’s The Wire, as well as from numerous guest spots on Law and Order, among others…