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“Magic Mike Xxl” star Joe Manganiello found himself asking the questions instead of answering them over the weekend, as the actor led an ArcLight Slamdance Cinema Club Q&A panel on the Steve Yu-directed documentary “Resurrection of Jake the Snake.” Debuting at Slamdance Film Festival in January, the movie examines the life of retired professional wrestler Jake “the Snake” Roberts, who battled substance abuse issues long after his career had ended. Manganiello moderated Sunday’s panel, which included Yu and executive producer Chris Bell (“Bigger Stronger Faster”), and also shared his own thoughts on the intersection of drugs and professional wrestling. »
- Travis Reilly
On the right track! Though he’s been open about his sobriety in the past, most notably in his 2013 fitness book Evolution, Joe Manganiello revealed to Us Weekly that more than 12 years after giving up drinking, he remains sober. “Of course sobriety is something near and dear to me,” the Magic Mike Xxl hunk, 38, told Us at The Resurrection of Jake the Snake at the Arclight presents Slamdance Cinema Club screening. The documentary is about professional wrestler Jake “the Snake” Roberts and his own struggles with [...] »
“Magic Mike Xxl” star Joe Manganiello will moderate a panel for the Slamdance Cinema Club at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood on Sunday, TheWrap has learned. The high-profile actor (“True Blood,” “Magic Mike”) will lead the Q&A after a screening of “The Resurrection of Jake The Snake,” a documentary that tells the story of professional wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts, who struggled with drug addiction, financial disaster and depression after his retirement. It’s the first film from director Steve Yu. See Photos: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ The Slamdance »
- Travis Reilly
The Slamdance Film Festival is bringing its edgy, alternative-to-Sundance indie programming from Park City to Los Angeles. Beginning March 2015, the Slamdance Cinema Club will be hosted at the ArcLight Hollywood followed by a filmmaker Q&A, with high-profile guests and moderators expected to attend. Slamdance 2015 titles will have their first, fresh off the fest premieres here. The first screening will kick-off on March 8 with “The Resurrection of Jake The Snake” from fdirector Steve Yu, and the following night, March 9, the Slamdance Cinema Club will screen “Bloodsucking Bastards” by Brian James O'Connell starring The Cabin in the Woods star Fran Kranz who will bring the Los Angeles-based comedy group Dr. God's humor on the big screen. March 8, 8pm – “The Resurrection of Jake The Snake” The story of professional wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts as he battles out from the depths of drug addiction, financial disaster, and depression with the »
- Ryan Lattanzio
In its first foray into a distribution partnership, the Slamdance Film Festival is teaming with the ArcLight Cinemas theater in Hollywood to screen two films per month from this year’s festival.
The Slamdance Cinema Club will launch in March with screenings and a filmmaker Q&A, with surprise guests and moderators.
The first screening will kick off on March 8 with “The Resurrection of Jake The Snake” from filmmaker Steve Yu. On the following night, Brian James O’Connell’s “Bloodsucking Bastards” will screen, featuring “The Cabin in the Woods” star Fran Kranz.
“ArcLight Cinemas has continued to be a shining light for independent cinema fans looking for a rich cinematic experience and we are thrilled to be partnering with such a visionary company that cares so much about the future of film,” states Slamdance President & Co-Founder Peter Baxter.
- Dave McNary
Known for his signature finishing move the Ddt, and for coming into the ring with his pet snake Damien, Jake The Snake Roberts was one of the most colorful performers in the classic era of the World Wrestling Federation. But his life outside of the ring was far different than what his fans knew. Battles with drug and alcohol addiction wreaked havoc with his personal life and eventually his professional life. Now the story of his greatest battle of all is told in the upcoming documentary "The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake" premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival. Directed by Steve Yu and featuring any wrestling fan's dream array of talent including Scott Hall (aka Razor Ramon), Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Ted Dibiase, Adam Copeland (aka Edge), Gene Okerlund, Jim Duggan (aka Hacksaw Jim Duggan), Jim Ross and Jerry Mires (aka J-Rocc), the film chronicles the relationship between »
- Edward Davis
The Party Report’s early picks of the prestigious, unique and special gatherings at the festival. Look for these intimate invites in your inbox
Despite causing agita throughout the industry for threatening not to circulate his annual “Sundance Party List” for talent, publicists and media — Chris Ryan’s encyclopedic tome is forthcoming and will be likely forwarded several times by the time you’re reading this post.
This is not that list.
Instead of a comprehensive treatise, I’ve picked the intimate, special and the unique gatherings of the creative community and people who make Sundance scene special and so broadly popular, »
- Mikey Glazer
7 items from 2015
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