BREAKING POINTS, Featuring RHONJ Star, Dolores Catania, Premieres At Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival
Breaking Points, starring Dolores Catania (Real Housewives of New Jersey), will receive its premiere screening at the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30pm.
Breaking Points is the story of Anthony (Joshua Ray Garcia) and Devin (Leon Glover), two college roommates coping with the suicide of their friend. Breaking Points was written and directed by Jersey City's Brad Forenza, in his directorial debut.
As Catania and Forenza note, the film addresses several timely and universal themes like sexuality and incomplete relationships:
"In Breaking Points, I play the mother of a young man who died by suicide. Breaking Points is deliberate in not revealing much about this young man's identity, because the simple fact is that suicide can touch any family. Breaking Points is a heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and growing up. I am delighted to be part of its redeeming message." ~Dolores Catania
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults. When you consider that one-in-ten college students has contemplated suicide, and roughly 30% of sexual minority youth have attempted suicide, the facts are all the more staggering. Breaking Points may not be a panacea, but it does start a necessary conversation." ~Brad Forenza
Rounding out the diverse principal cast are: ShalomIsrael Diggs (NYC), Howard Richman (Jersey City, NJ), Danny Velez (Hoboken, NJ), and Raymond Yucis (Paterson, NJ).
The ensemble cast includes: Peter Abazia (Pompton Plains, NJ), Maria Alessi (Wayne, NJ), Marcella Baglione (Bloomfield, NJ), Brian Dashew (Jersey City, NJ), Tyler Donovan (Hope, NJ), Marisa Dolkart (Leonia, NJ), Katie Lupfer (Tenafly, NJ), Sara Parcesepe (Jersey City, NJ), and Christian Spinella (East Rutherford, NJ).
The film also includes an original soundtrack by Shane Bordeau (NYC) and Berry (BerryTheBand.com). It was produced entirely in New Jersey and features mostly New Jersey talent.
The Ridgewood Guild's 8th annual film festival (Tony Damiano, Guild President; Dotti Fucito, Festival Chair) will take place at Bow Tie Cinema (190 East Ridgewood Avenue; Ridgewood, New Jersey) on May 9 and 10, 2018. Tickets ($10 general admission and $5 for seniors, per evening) may be purchased in advance (https://rgiff.brownpapertickets.com/) or at the door. Breaking Points screens as part of "set 1" on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30pm.