Thursday, September 10, 2015
Tinsel & Tine Subscribers got a chance to win Reserved Seats to see...Steve Yu's documentary feature film, THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE, a SLAMDANCE PRESENTS release with in person appearances of Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page and director Steve Yu
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Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Theater: Ritz 5 (125 S. 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106 )
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SYNOPSIS: Jake “the Snake” Roberts was among the most famous professional wrestlers in the world. Millions of fans were compelled by his intense and believable persona, and fans were always transfixed by the gigantic snakes he threw atop his opponents within the “squared circle”. His wit and skill on the microphone captured the attention of audiences around the world. His talent in the professional wrestling industry was undeniable. 30 years later, Roberts has lost nearly everything to his inner demons. His struggle with drugs and alcohol was highly publicized and highlighted in the news and in films. The millions of dollars he earned in Wrestling are gone. After two failed marriages, his 8 kids hardly know him. Barely able to afford rent of his small home, Jake waited for a lonely death. Along with everyone else, he had given up on his life.
Unexpectedly, Jake gets a visit from an old friend, Dallas Page. 20 years earlier, “Diamond” Dallas Page was a nobody in wrestling when Roberts took him under his wing and taught him the “art” of wrestling. He helped Page become one of the biggest names in the business when everyone told him he was too old. Jake believed in him when very few did. Owing much of his successful career to Robert’s teachings, Page returns to Jake’s life in an effort to repay him. “The Resurrection of Jake “The Snake” Roberts” follows the true account of what transpires next, as the two wrestlers who share a one-of-kind bond, struggle against Robert’s past demons and attempt to create a reason to live again. A story that transcends the fictional world of Professional Wrestling to reveal Roberts’ truly inspiring journey to love and respect himself.
Written & Directed by Steve Yu Featuring: Jake "the Snake" Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Scott Hall, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Ted Dibiase, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Gene Okerlund, Jim Duggan, Jim Ross, Jerry Mires Running Time: 91 minutes
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER: Steve Yu is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics. Steve left his corporate job with IBM in 2005 to pursue documentary filmmaking with the desire to have a greater positive impact on other people’s lives.Fascinated with the topic of human inspiration, he continues to explore stories of redemption that can further the idea that each individual has a limitless potential to be or do anything they set their mind to.
ABOUT SLAMDANCE PRESENTS: Slamdance has steadily been growing its year-round organization in support of DIY filmmaking. In addition to the ArcLight Cinema Club and On The Road screenings, Slamdance has begun a distribution company with the goal of making true independent films more popular and taking upon itself to support filmmakers commerically. Now Slamdance is flexing...pushing further in this area by starting Slamdance Presents...it all kicks off with a national theatrical event for the Resurrection of Jake The Snake.
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