La Villa brothers

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Marco and Mauro La Villa
Born (1971-12-27) December 27, 1971 (age 46)
Occupation Film directors
Known for Hang the DJ and Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story

Marco La Villa and Mauro La Villa are identical twin brothers who are directors and producers based in New York City.

Together, they co-directed and produced the 1998 music documentary Hang The DJ[1] about the culture of DJs featuring Roger Sanchez, Junior Vasquez, DJ Qbert, Mix Master Mike, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Carl Cox, Kool DJ Red Alert and Claudio Coccoluto. It premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival in September 1998[2][3] and screened at multiple festivals including the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.[4]

They are known for their 2016 documentary film Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story[5][6][7][8] on Gianni Agnelli and the Italian football team Juventus F.C. "Trying to describe their subjects to the soccer-illiterate New York crowd, Marco La Villa said, "It would be like if the Kennedys owned the Yankees for 90 years." [9]



  1. ^ Wesley Morris, Examiner Film Critic (2000-07-28). "'Hang the DJ'". SFGate. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "TIFF's 25 Years of Midnight Madness: Best of the Fest #2 - History of Midnight Madness". 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  3. ^ Kelly, Brendan (1998-10-04). "Variety Reviews — Hang the Dj — Film Reviews - - Review by Brendan Kelly". Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Hang the DJ | IDFA 2012". Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ Christillin, Evelina. "La Vecchia Signora come una star di Hollywood". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  6. ^ "Sex, Scandal and Soccer, the Italian Way". The New York Times Style Magazine. 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Lapo Elkann leads a life made to order". The Los Angeles Times. 2014-12-14. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  8. ^ "Sundance: Fiat Heir Lapo Elkann Reveals Scenes From His Juventus Soccer Team Documentary". The Hollywood Reporter. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  9. ^ "Viva Italia at La Fondazione Italia". Retrieved 2013-11-05. 


  • Molinari, Maurizio (2012). The Italians of New York (in Italian and English). Washington, D.C.: New Academia Publishing. ISBN 9780985569808. 
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