Session 25
Thursday April 21, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston
NO PRETTY PRAYER                        64MIN

No Pretty Prayer explores the gritty character
of an old seaside neighborhood in the oldest
seaport in America. Known locally as the
Fort, the enclave has long served as the
working heart of Gloucester,
Massachusetts' marine industrial economy
and as home to the city's Sicilian community.
The film examines how this mix of industry
and culture has fused the character of this
place and its people over the past one
hundred years. With the threat of urban
gentrification as a haunting backdrop, the film
invites viewers to contemplate what it means
to sustain cherished roots to a humble place
that the broader world threatens to erase and
forget in time.

Produced and Directed by Sal Zerilli,
Barbara Burton and Jim Wehmeyer