Maria Pusateri will show her film “Vito After.”
“Vito After” is a 48-minute film about Vito Friscia, a NYPD homicide detective. He is one of 40,000 workers and volunteers who participated in the 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts now facing medical problems. This deeply relevant film is an intimate portrait of a selfless cop and devoted husband and father — a man whose life was forever changed by just doing his job. The film follows Vito for two years, interweaving interviews, recollections and vérité scenes as he mourns, tries to cope, deals with denial and struggles with health problems. It explores the emotional, physical and spiritual price of heroism. The film won Best Documentary at the Long Island International Film Expo and was selected for the Global Peace and Vermont International Film Festivals.