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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Mike Myers makes his directorial debut with this star-packed documentary about the fast-lane life of entertainment industry legend Shep Gordon, who managed the careers of Blondie, Alice Cooper, and Raquel Welch—and still had time to invent the “celebrity chef.” Shep Gordon in attendance.

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May 17, 2014
Saturday
9:00 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

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May 18, 2014
Sunday
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Mike Myers’ directorial debut tells the life story of talent manager Hollywood insider Shep Gordon with a playful use of archival footage, new interviews, and his own personal stories about the man himself. Shep Gordon may not be a household name, but after a chance encounter with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, his career in Hollywood quickly became infamous. Gordon, primarily known for managing the career of Alice Cooper, as well as Blondie, Luther Vandross, and Raquel Welch, among many others, effortlessly shifted gears after stepping away the music industry. He started traveling, and in speaking with all of the great chefs around the world was appalled to discover how poorly they were treated and how little they were paid. Shep Gordon saw a perfect way to monetize the culinary world, and as a result invented the “celebrity chef.” Mike Myers met Gordon while shooting Wayne's World—they initially butted heads over which Alice Cooper song to use in the film—and 22 years later Myers gets to tell his story alongside some of Gordon’s best pals, including Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Willie Nelson, Anne Murray, and more.

Director Biography

Actor and writer Mike Myers is best known for creating iconic characters both in television and in film, including "Saturday Night Live," Wayne's World (1992), Austin Powers (1997), and Shrek (2001). Meyers makes his directorial debut with Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.

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Director: Mike Myers
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 84 minutes
Producer: Beth Aala
Cinematographers: Michael Pruitt-Brunn, Andreas von Scheele
Editors: Joseph Krings
Website: Official Film Website
Awards: Sarasota Film Festival 2014 (Audience Award)
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: RADiUS-TWC
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