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Aug 15, 2002 -- "Another indie worthy of catching up with: DRIVE, a first film by Barbara Sicuranza".

..."cast with a carload of good actors", "Ms. Sicuranza has coaxed performances out of them filled with unusual dramatic rhythms, both comic and sleazy"


"DRIVE will play the festival circuit, so keep an eye out for it. Digital video…it’s clearly allowing some very talented people to take to the medium with affordable budgets".

"a nightmarishly surreal yet grittily authentic urban fable"

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DRIVE
JULY 2002 -- Another indie worthy of catching up with: DRIVE, a first film by Barbara Sicuranza. Lest I be accused of nepotism, I’ll confess up front that Barbara is the lead actress in my new film THE SWEET LIFE, and she’s wonderful in that. But really, if I didn’t like DRIVE, I would have found something less positive but still tactful to say than what I report here. I think she, and husband/DP/composer Chris Stein, have concocted a nightmarishly surreal yet grittily authentic urban fable , cast with a carload of good actors, and that Ms. Sicuranza has coaxed performances out of them filled with unusual dramatic rhythms, both comic and sleazy, both on camera and off (on the accompanying soundtrack). DRIVE will play the festival circuit, so keep an eye out for it. Digital video…it’s clearly allowing some very talented people to take to the medium with affordable budgets.



(a note from Barbara Sicuranza's head and heart)

DRIVE
-- This no budget labor of love was based on an idea as told by John Jacovina (this NYC firefighter has been a great friend for many years, half my life actually, having met him where I was a mere lass of 15). Shot with a single camera, handheld by my rather amazing husband Chris Stein, who also composed the music in the film. Additional tracks in the movie are by "The Gun Club" and the "Infidalics". Made possible with the talent and adventure of J. Todd Howell, Carter Jackson, Joe Lane and James Lorinz (Principal cast), and our crew of one great Anne McGrath. This story, part truth, urban legend, fantasy and myth lends itself to this character drivin mood piece in search of a soul.


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