Greetings From The Fabulous (818):
The Valley Film Festival (VFF) is fast approaching and, in the coming weeks, we'll be providing you with information on our programming. Today, we're showcasing our documentary selections.
The 9th Annual Valley Film Festival will screen daily from Wednesday, September 30 through Sunday, October 4 at the El Portal Theatre, located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Tickets are $10-$15. Click here for more information and tickets.
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TOY TIGER (98min) **World Premiere**
Directed by Brad Little
From 1972 to 1976, Nova Scotia's Art Hafey terrorized L.A.'s boxing rings with his punching power and is forever remembered as one of the most deserving fighters not to receive a shot at the world championship. This film is an examination of the factors that went into the burning out of one of Canada's brightest stars. From the sport's corrupt "governing" bodies, to his controversial trainer, the effects of a mysterious neuromuscular disorder and finally to an examination of the man himself, Toy Tiger presents Art in all of his neck-snapping, bone-crunching, unfulfilled glory.
Art was also known as the "Mexican Assassin" during this Golden Age of Boxing in Los Angeles and will be in attendance with Ruben Castillo, and Rubén Olivares -- one of Mexico's greatest fighters!
Toy Tiger screens on Saturday, 10/3, @ 3:30pm. Purchase tickets here.
ACCORDING TO DOM (45min) **LA Premiere**
Directed by Deren Abram
This is Life according to comic actor, Dom DeLuise. Share rare but casual moments with his family and friends, like Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, David DeLuise, Jeffrey Ross, Dick Van Patten, Carol Arthur DeLuise, Jack Sheldon, Lloyd Battista, Joe Sicari, Ruth Buzzi, Lan O'Kun, and more. These Hollywood greats entertain and reveal some of the greatest stories, jokes, music and songs.
According to Dom screens on Sunday, 10/4, @ 1pm. Michael DeLuise, Charles Durning & Burt Reynolds in attendance (subject to availability). Purchase tickets here.
BEHIND THE GLASS (22min) **LA Premiere**
Directed by Gabriel Rhodes
As digital projection technology replaces century-old projectors in theatres across the country, motion picture projectionists prepare to make their last stand against the encroaching forces of technology. Behind the Glass traces the evolution and decline of this romanticized craft as it profiles projectionists from drive-ins, movie palaces and multiplexes who lead the fight against the cheapening of America's favorite form of entertainment.
Behind the Glass screens on Sunday, 10/4, @ 1pm, and precedes According to Dom. Tickets for the program can be purchased here.