I apologize for not getting this announcement out sooner. I hope some of you can still join me. Since the film is only 84 minutes long, we'll have time to visit Fido after. Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn't a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Known for managing the career of Alice Cooper among others, Shep’s career began with a chance encounter in 1968 with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Though the “celebrity chef” is part of the culture now, it took Shep's imagination, and his moral outrage at how the chefs were being treated, to monetize the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. Personal friends with the Dalai Lama through his philanthropic endeavors with the Tibet Fund and the guardian of four children, Gordon's unlikely story is told by those who know him best, his pals, including Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse and more.
Dir. Mike Myers, USA, 2014, 84 min., R, DCP
Link to Belcourt website and trailer: http://www.belcourt.org/events/supermensch-the-legend-of-shep-gordon.846505
Discussion and a late dinner at Fido after for those interested. It's across from Boscos and Sam's. My cell# is below if you don't spot us.
—Parking's always free in the Belcourt's lot when you're attending a movie (and do note that meters in Hillsboro Village are free on weekends, because there are times the Belcourt lot is completely full). However, you will need to get a parking pass.
—If you buy your ticket online and choose the "print at home" option, you'll have a parking pass attached to your ticket.
—If you buy your ticket at the box office, the Belcourt will actually give you a pass you can put on your dashboard (so you don't have to go back to the paystation and enter a code).
Derek will be in the lobby seated at a table at 7:10 p.m. until 7:20 p.m. If you don't spot us or arrive later, call or text me at [masked]. I'll come out to the lobby and show you where we are sitting at.
“There is so much more to SUPERMENSCH than simply sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, which is what makes Mike Myers' directorial debut so involving, satisfying and even moving.” —The Playlist