(Union City, NJ) The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners will be presenting the highly anticipated World Premiere Screening of the Documentary Feature Film “Union City, U.S.A.” on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ. Free Admission & Free Parking.
“Union City, U.S.A.” is written/directed/produced by Lucio Fernandez with Mauro De Trizio serving as director of photography/editor; with appearances by Superintendent of Schools Silvia Abbato, Fmr. Police Chief Brian Barrett, Historian Gerard Karabin, Fmr. Commissioner James Lagomarsino, Attorney Libero Marotta, the late Rhyta Musto, Historian Jane Pedler, Susan Scherman, Mayor Brian P. Stack, Commissioner Celin Valdivia, Fmr. Mayor Arthur Wichert, Connie Wichert, and narrated by Tom Colavito.
The film takes us from the early days of the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans to present day Union City. Through testimonials, historical photos, and present day images, it tells the story of a great city known for many its important accomplishments and people. Union City has been known as the “Embroidery Capital of the World”, “The Burlesque Capital of the World”, “Havana on the Hudson”, for the home of “longest running Passion Play in the United States”, and for being the most densely populated City in America. The City is rich in history and culture.
Research began in 2008 by Lucio Fernandez and Gerard Karabin in preparation for their book “Union City in Pictures” which debuted in 2010. In early 2016, Fernandez set out to produce the film “Union City, U.S.A.”. In early 2017, Fernandez and Karabin set up a research team, and in May of 2017 all the interviews were conducted. It took nearly a year and literally thousands of hours of post-production work to bring “Union City, U.S.A.” to fruition. The film is dedicated to the people of Union City, NJ… past, present, and future.
“Union City, U.S.A.”
World Premiere Screening
Friday, April 20, 2018
Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Boulevard
Union City, NJ 07087