Nine Good Teeth

Most families have secrets shared behind closed doors and passed down from generation to generation. What is most remarkable about the documentary feature Nine Good Teeth is director Alex Halpern’s insistence on ferreting out the most painful aspects of his family mythology in an irreverent, uncompromising fashion. From late night visits from Jack Kerouac, to illicit love affairs and the occasional murder, the film uncovers the hidden truths behind the oft repeated stories of a family’s history. Nine Good Teeth is a tribute to a remarkable “ordinary heroine” and a powerful celebration of life, love and family.

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Nine Good Teeth

Directed by Alex Halpern

An extraordinarily portrait of Mary Mirabito Livornese Cavaliere, a woman whose optimism, strength and heartfelt wisdom helped her transcend the cultural boundaries of her immigrant heritage.

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