Many residents in Orange knew Carmine Negri for his road racing skill and as a longtime participant in the annual Chilly Chili Run. He was one of the senior runners who, along with George “Doc” Whitney, made it okay for older residents to get up and show what they were capable of.
To one young woman, the 90-year-old Negri was simply known as “Dad.” Victoria Negri, 25, is making a semi-autobiographical film based on her relationship with her late WWII veteran father, Carmine, a 40 year Orange resident.
“Gold Star is about Vicki, a 25 year old woman, who seeks to uncover her 90 year old father’s long hidden secret, while simultaneously accepting his mortality,” she explained. “It’s an unconventional coming of age story.”
Vicki is hosting a fundraiser event at the Ale House on Thursday October 3 from 6-9 PM to help raise money for her feature film Gold Star. Admission is $15 and includes food and happy hour priced drinks. There will be raffle prizes (including the chance to win a walk on role!). Also, there will be a performance by guitarist Ben Levin.
“I’m very excited about the fundraiser and upcoming film to shoot this winter,” she said. “We will be shooting in New Haven County at various locations and employing many people in the CT film community.”
Originally Published on: Sep 30, 2013 @ 12:08 p.m.