"I dated Ronald Reagan when he was a Democrat" - Monica Lewis Former Starlet "Earthquake"
I had the pleasure of viewing Showfolk at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Director Ned McNeilage's Documentary short, which is a Valentine to Hollywood Veteran's of the Entertainment Industry's Golden Era.
Here is the synopsis of the people's lives involved in the project:
A Vaudeville comedian still working at 100, a stunning siren who dated Reagan when he was a Democrat, a kid out of college who sold The Ten Commandments around the world, a Disney legend who met Walt when she was a little girl and spent her life with Mickey Mouse: these showbiz vets share wisdom and inspiration garnered over seven lifetimes in the business. Residing together at the Motion Picture & Television Fund home, these entertainment lifers are "bonded by the show". These, ladies and folgentlemen, are Showfolk.
|Two, Two, Two Monica Lewis's In One|
Showfolk has also screened in competition at four major prestigious festivals thus far:.
- Tribeca Film Festival, New York
- AFI Docs,, Washington, D.C.
- Palm Springs International Shortfest
Showfolk has won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the Palm Springs international ShortFest. It was also included in the "Best of Fest" final-day re-screenings at AFI Docs.
Out of 5000+ submissions from 60+ countries, Showfolk has also been invited into competition at Rhode Island International Film Festival!
|We're Here, We're "Showfolk" Get Used To It|
I really enjoyed this lovely documentary short, as I am a fan of old Hollywood. Also I have been to the Motion Picture & Television Fund home out yonder in Woodland Hills, CA for movie screenings. A friend of mine's Mother used to be a nurse there so the final shot of the movie was familiar to me when we get a parting glance of these veteran's at the short's finale.
Hey if you are planning on attending the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August do yourself a favor and catch the folk that are destined to be America's next sweethearts all over again.
That's Showfolk and their entertainment!
Showfolk, they're everywhere, resistance is futile: