ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY, Documenting George Takei's Broadway Debut to Premiere at the American Documentary Film Festival

ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY, Documenting George Takei's Broadway Debut to Premiere at the American Documentary Film Festival

Sing Out Louise! Productions are pleased to announce that the new documentary, ALLEGIANCE to Broadway, will be the Opening Night Film of the American Documentary Film Festival. ALLEGIANCE to Broadway, by Greg Vander Veer, details the challenges of bringing George Takei and his life experience in WWII Japanese American internment camps to Broadway in the musicalAllegiance. The showing and opening night ceremonies will take place in Palm Springs, CA on Friday, April 6, 2018 with Mr. Takei in attendance.

Allegiance to Broadway follows Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione along with the musical's creative team from page to stage as they grapple with the tough subject matter of this shameful period in American history, and their obligation to maintaining and furthering George's legacy. From rehearsals to marketing meetings and everywhere in between, this documentary sheds a light on the tough nature of show business and the creative decisions that all Broadway producers must face when trying to navigate the rough waters of the Great White Way. The film, supported by Independent Film Project, is directed by Greg Vander Veer, edited by Elisa Da Prato, with cinematography by Greg Vander Veer and Geoff Shelton, and sound by Enrique Perez.

More information on the American Documentary Film Festival and opening night tickets are available at AmericanDocumentaryFilmFestival.com

The American Documentary Film Festival was started in 2011 to celebrate and promote documentary film - and the independent filmmakers around the world who bring knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues. The Festival screened more than thought provoking, entertaining and unforgettable films set across six screens in theatres in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, attracting thousands of visitors over the Festival's five-day period, as well as over 150 filmmakers and industry guests from all across the U.S. and around the world.

George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Takei recently completed a run in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, reprising his roles from the Broadway production, on which ALLEGIANCE to Broadway was made.

Check out the trailer below!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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