ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK
“The album includes ambient textures that create, hopefully, a dream-like state, using different samplers and synthesizers, ut those are used very sparingly. There’s an immediacy in hat, and I think the film is well served by that” says Vitarellis. Beyond Vitarelli’s original writing, Flag Day utilizes two Chopin nocturnes that were recorded expressly for the production by Robert Thies, the only American to win a major Russian solo piano competition since Van Cliburn’s Moscow triumph of 1958.
ABOUT THE FILM
Jennifer Vogel’s father John was larger than life. As a child, Jennifer marveled at his magnetizing energy and ability to make life feel like a grand adventure. He taught her so much about love and joy, but he also happened to be the most notorious counterfeiter in US history. Based on a true story and directed by Sean Penn, Flag Day stars Penn and his real-life daughter Dylan Penn in an intimate family portrait about a young woman who struggles to rise above the wreckage of her past while reconciling the inescapable bond between a daughter and her father.
ABOUT JOSEPH VITARELLI
With credits on more than 40 theatrical features and TV films and series, musician Joseph Vitarelli has a history collaborating with Penn, writing additional music for his directorial debut, The Crossing Guard, in 1995.