On March 6
crime drama Donnie Brasco (1997) was shown and discussed. John
C. Engstrom, Resident Legal Advisor ( U.S. Embassy - Kyiv) told the
that Donnie Brasco is based on true story of Joseph Pistone whose testimony
resulted in hundreds of arrests within the New York Mafia in the late
1970s.Undercover FBI agent is taken under the wing of low level mobster and
soon finds that the lines between his work and his personal life start to blur.
discussion lasted more than an hour. 14 American Library patrons watched the
film and took part in discussion. One of the patrons admitted that
fine work is the key to the film succeeding but it
might be best remembered as Johnny Depp's coming-out party. A star --
check that, an actor -- is born. The audience liked this tense, sharp and
compelling character study. Everyone agreed that Newell's film is a worthy
addition to the Mob-movie canon.