Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tigre Hill to shoot mob doc

Yesterday's bust of reputed mob boss Joe Ligambi and 12 associates may provide fodder for Tigre Hill's next film. The "Barrel of a Gun" and "Shame of a City" director soon starts production on a mob documentary, tentatively titled "Fall of the Families."

Tigre Hill to shoot mob doc

Fox 29´s Dave Schratwieser, Inquirer mob reporter George Anastasia and Tigre Hill toast to Hill´s new mob doc, in which the others will appear over dinner at Raddicchio (4th & Wood).
Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser, Inquirer mob reporter George Anastasia and Tigre Hill toast to Hill's new mob doc, in which the others will appear over dinner at Raddicchio (4th & Wood).

Yesterday's bust of reputed mob boss Joe Ligambi and 12 associates may provide fodder for Tigre Hill's next film.

The "Barrel of a Gun" and "Shame of a City" director confirmed yesterday that he will soon start production on a mob documentary, tentatively titled "Fall of the Families," that focuses heavily on South Philadelphia but also covers the mob in cities across the United States.

Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser, who broke the story of the busts yesterday morning, and Inquirer mob/crime reporter George Anastasia will be interviewed about the mob in the film.

Hill says the film focuses on the "detrimental effect of organized crime on society and the economy of cities." But he insists it will still feature "killings and all of that, but with a twist."

The director says he is preparing for a fall release of "Barrel of a Gun," his film about the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the 1981 murder of Philadephia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner

Read more from our column in Tuesday's Daily News.

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