Local filmmaker producing movie by 'Sopranos' actor

Local filmmaker Doug Sakmann and his company Backseat Conceptions head to New York next month to shoot "Keep Your Enemies Closer," an indie film by "Sopranos" actor Federico Castelluccio. Castelluccio, who played Furio, wrote the screenplay and will also direct the crime thriller, which stars Peter Greene (Zed in "Pulp Fiction."). Sakmann, who directed "Punk Rock Holocaust," formerly spent several years working at Troma, home to the "Toxic Avenger" movies.

Tomorrow, Backseat and Philadelphia Friends of the Projected Arts present "Panic at Needle Park," starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn, at 2424 Studios (York & Gaul) in Fishtown. The film, which Sakmann calls a "classic date movie," was scheduled around Valentine's Day, but was twice snowed out. Suggested donation is $3.

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