“One Moment” — the indy flick shot all over Blue Point and Sayville that stars the late Danny Aiello — is the opening night film Wednesday, June 2, at the 11th annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (AoBFF).
The film streams live at 7 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a live virtual Q&A session with the movie’s screenwriter and director Deirdre O’Connor of Blue Point.
“In 2018, Art of Brooklyn Fest selected the ‘One Moment’ screenplay for their festival,” O’Connor said. “How nice to have this all come full circle.”
O’Connor also announced that “One Moment” will be the opening night film at the in-person Long Island International Film Expo (LIFE 2021) on Aug 10.
“I am very psyched about playing in a real theater to an in-person audience,” she said,
Aiello, 86, who died suddenly in December 2019 two months after filming was completed on “One Moment,” charms the audience throughout the film.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” Aiello in “One Moment” plays an elderly family patriarch who struggles with forgetfulness and losing his independence. Meanwhile, his adult children face the challenge of properly caring for him.
In March, at the 15th annual Beaufort International Film Festival in South Carolina, Aiello was posthumously awarded Best Actor. “One Moment” won Best Comedy at the same film fest.
“One Moment” earned the Audience Favorite Comedy award at the Cinequest Film Festival in March and Audience Favorite Film at Oklahoma’s Barebones Film Festival in April.