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Sundance 2011 and Theater in DC

January 22nd, 2011

At CORMAN'S WORLD premiere party with Pat Kaufman and the inspiration for The Big Lebowski, Jeff "The Dude" Dowd

Greetings from Park City. I had the incredible honor of seeing “Gallant Films” on the big screen at the Egyptian Theater last night, at the world premiere of a film I exec-produced, CORMAN’S WORLD: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. The film, directed by Alex Stapleton and produced by Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne, played to an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd, including Roger and Julie Corman and the great team at A & E Indie, which bought the domestic television rights on the eve of the festival.
It occurred to me after seeing the film that I haven’t updated my Gallant Films page in forever. The primary reason is that for the past year I have been monomaniacally focused on opening and running the West End Cinema, a three-screen art-house movie theater that my business partner Jamie Shor and I opened in my home town, Washington, DC, in October 2010.
One of the cool things about being at Sundance this year is seeing two films — Kaboom, directed by Gregg Araki, and TROUBADOURS, directed by Morgan Neville and starring James Taylor and Carole King.
I pledge to update this much more regularly, now that life is returning to some semblance of normalcy!

PS: The people in the pic are Pat Kaufman, head of the New York Film Commission (and wife of low-budget auteur Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Films); and Jeff Dowd, “the Dude,” the inspiration for the main character in The Big Lebowski!

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