Once a Garden

Story: Once a Garden follows three artists in mourning for a lost friend and a lost New York. Leaving the funeral of Kevin, whose wife Sarah died in 9-11 and for whom that loss proves too much, Mikey, Lou and Nicky, seek solace in the public garden Sarah used to tend,and in a seemingly bottomless flask of booze. Unable to find comfort,the three men,an outsider artist, a refugee from television and a self styled "drunken poet and middle aged fraud", scour the bars of Manhattan looking for the city the used to love. Along the way they meet a radical Arab-American Professor, Patriotic Teamsters, Conga playing Jazz Musicians, Republican Bartenders and three beautiful, but eccentric, women. Their Odyssey climaxes in a long night in a Soho loft complete with Chemical Substances, Bathtub Kisses, Italian lessons, Marmite, Poetry and Despair.
Year: 2008
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Production: Bennoune Worldwide
Director: Nicholas Iacovino
Writer: Karima Bennoune, Nicholas Iacovino
Cast: Karima Bennoune, Stephen Croce, Bethany Ditzel, Melissa Ferrer, James Gaspard, Donna Horton, Michael Houghton, Nick Iacovino, John Kellerher, Michael Kellerher, Angel Kenney, Kevin Mann, Lou Marrelli, Dyan O'Connor, Meredith Ostrom
Release date: 6 March 2008 (USA)
Budget: $10,000 (estimated)

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