Nothing Really Happens

Castillo Theatre, All Stars Project
543 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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The Castillo Theatre presents Nothing Really Happens, the award-winning independent film written and directed by Castillo's artistic director Fred Newman. Tillie Hirsch, a concentration camp survivor in her 80s, makes up stories in which nothing really happens, a collection of which has just won the Nobel Prize for literature. Her search for new stories leads her to a college class on burlesque taught by sociology professor Paula Brownell, whose research has led her to Carmela Petrelli, a working-class stripper, who, as a child, frequented the candy store that Tillie and her husband ran in the Bronx. As the three women learn about each other, something really happens: three very different women's stories intertwine, in a painful and joyous journey of discovery.

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