The true account of a New York couple who specialized in robbing mafia social clubs is retold in Director Raymond De Felitta’s new feature Rob the Mob.
De Felitta’s film tells the story of ex-con Tommy Uva (Michael Pitt) and his feisty girlfriend Rosie (Nina Arianda), who managed to carry out a rash of robberies of mafia social clubs that not only embarrassed a large contingent of New York City’s Italian mob, but made them a favorite subject of the New York tabloids for a few months in 1992. However, in the process they became not only targets of the mob but the FBI as well.
De Felitta spoke about the making of the film in a conversation with Director Griffin Dunne (Rock in a Hard Place) after the DGA screening in New York on March 26.
The chair of the Eastern Region Special Projects Committee, De Felitta’s other works include the feature films City Island, The Thing About My Folks, Two Family House, and Cafe Society; the documentaries ‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris and Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story; and the Academy Award-nominated short Bronx Cheers. He has been a member of the DGA since 1999.