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Manna From Heaven

“Manna From Heaven”  is a fable about what happens when you get a "gift from God" (a financial windfall), but, many years later, it turns out to be a loan -- due immediately.  With comparisons to "Waking Ned Devine," "Strictly Ballroom," and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," this prize-winning truly independent comedy stars Academy Award winners Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Louise Fletcher, Academy Award nominee Seymour Cassel, Ursula Burton, Shelley Duvall, Jill Eikenberry, Faye Grant, three time Tony nominee Harry Groener, Frank Gorshin, Wendie Malick, and Austin Pendleton- This was Frank Gorshin''s last starring role in a feature film. Wanting to break away from the now-typical dark, "edgy" filmmaking of indie films, the sibling team set out to make the "edgiest" thing one can do as an independent filmmaker -- make a true feel-good film. Harking back to old Hollywood films, with a witty script and quick-paced dialogue, THE WASHINGTON POST called MANNA "a much-needed reprieve from the angst, irony and mean-spiritedness that is endemic to modern cinema." Shelley Duvall called the sisters "female Robert Altmans" and Wendie Malick compared their dry, intelligent filmmaking and wit as "young Woody Allens from Buffalo."


MANNA FROM HEAVEN was produced by the five Burton sister team who helm FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS (Ursula, Jennifer, Maria, Gabrielle and Charity), and directed by siblings Maria and Gabrielle Burton. The third feature from Five Sisters Productions, MANNA FROM HEAVEN is literally a family film, written by their mother (award-winning screenwriter Gabrielle B. Burton), co-produced by their father (former jazz musician Roger Burton), and filmed in their hometown of Buffalo, NY.

Speaker Gabrielle Burton & Ursula Burton

Organizer Katherine Jensen


Fri, Dec. 8, 2006
noon - 2:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern

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1375 Broadway
New York, NY 10018