We are thrilled to bring you back into the world of the Testa family in Vittorio Rossi’s newest film, Legacy.
In our 2021 festival, we featured a screening of Rossi’s The Chain, a film that follows the Testa family as they immigrate from Italy to Canada. Look in on the Testa family again in this intense sequel as they deal with betrayal. Grab your bowl of popcorn and cozy up on your couch to watch the virtual screening of Legacy.
Vittorio Luciano Rossi (born April 16, 1961) is a playwright, actor and screenwriter born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He grew up in the district of Ville Emard. Graduating from Concordia University in 1985 with a B.F.A. specializing in theatre performance, Rossi has earned the respect of the national theatre community with his award-winning plays. Mr. Rossi stormed the Montréal theatre scene with two consecutive Best New Play Awards at the Quebec Drama Festival in 1986 and 1987 with Little Blood Brother and Backstreets. His plays have been produced in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, New York City, Boston, Syracuse and The Stratford Festival in Ontario.
In 1987 Rossi became playwright-in-residence at Montreal’s prestigious Centaur Theatre, during which time he wrote his first full-length play, The Chain, which opened Centaur’s 20th anniversary season in October 1988. The show was then produced at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Other plays include: Scarpone, In Pursuit Of A Cow, The Last Adam, (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for Drama in 1996), Love and Other Games, Filumena (Translation), Paradise By The River. In 2006 Vittorio debuted the beginning of what may be his most ambitious work to date, a collection of three plays inspired by the life of his late father entitled A Carpenter’s Trilogy. The three plays include Hellfire Pass (winner of the MECCA Award for Best New Text in 2006), Carmela’s Table (winner of the MECCA Award for Best New Text in 2007), and The Carpenter. His latest play The Envelope had its World Premiere in March 2015, a production which he also directed. This marked his landmark 10th production at The Centaur Theatre.
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