Tarantella ★★½ 1995
Aspiring New York photographer Diane DiSorella (Sorvino) gets a shock when her mother dies suddenly. After returning to the New Jersey home and Italian-American community she rejected, Diane is given a journal her mother secretly kept by old family friend Pina (Gregorio). Small-scale story with Diane's big change being learning to accept where she came from. 84m/C VHS, DVD . Mira Sorvino, Rose Gregorio, Stephen Spinella, Matthew Lillard, Antonia Rey, Frank Pellegrino; D: Helen DeMichiel; W: Helen DeMichiel, Richard Hoblock; C: Teodoro Maniaci; M: Norman Moll.
tar·an·tel·la / ˌtarənˈtelə/ (also tar·an·telle / -ˈtel/ ) • n. a rapid whirling dance originating in southern Italy. ∎ a piece of music written in fast 6/8 time in the style of this dance.