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‘Mob Town’ movie spotlights notorious Mafia summit

December 12, 2019

One of the major events in organized crime history, the 1957 Apalachin summit, a gathering of Mafia leaders at a private estate about 200 miles northwest of New York City, has received very little play in the movies. Until now. Director Danny A. Abeckaser’s feature film Mob Town, in which he also stars as Joseph “The Barber” Barbara, host of the summit near tiny Apalachin, New York, just north of the Pennsylvania border, is in theaters beginning December 13. The film’s initial screening occurred November 30 in The Mob Museum’s historic courtroom. Abeckaser, known in the film industry as Danny A., attended the ...

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