January 24: “Rob the Mob” Movie Screening with Introduction by Screenwriter Jonathan Fernandez
6:15 film screening
Called “one of the most realistic and honest accounts of the Mafia ever put on film,” Rob the Mob is the true-life story of Rosie and Tommy Uva, an unlikely – and unlucky – crime duo who specialize in robbing Mafia-run social clubs, a specialty that gets them in hot water with the Mob and the FBI. With an all-star cast including Michael Pitt, Andy Garcia, Ray Romano and Nina Arianda, this Mob comedy is a must-see film for any Mafia movie fan.
Rob the Mob was written by veteran screenwriter and producer Jonathan Fernandez, who will join us for a talk prior to the movie screening.
Rob the Mob was written by veteran screenwriter and producer Jonathan Fernandez, who will join us for a talk prior to the movie screening. Fernandez wrote Wrestling Moses for HBO, which starred James Gandolfini and he was a story editor and writer on Star Trek: Enterprise. He’s currently working on a number of projects including Lazarus, based on the true story of Stephanie Lazarus, a L.A.P.D. detective convicted of murdering her boyfriend’s wife. He’s written and produced several other features, and prior to his film career he worked as a journalist based in Buenos Aires. He lives in Hollywood with his wife and young sons.