Stagedoor Manor Docu Shown at LA Film Festival
Stagedoor, Alexandra Shiva's hit documentary about the famous performing arts camp Stagedoor Manor, will make its LA debut with the special added screening to the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) on Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 PM at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood. The film was already a crowd-pleaser at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and also sold out its world premiere in Austin, TX.Stagedoor takes "an insightful look into the world of five teenage aspiring artists attending the camp, that some have dubbed 'a haven for adolescent self-proclaimed 'theater geeks.' The film follows: Maddy (15) -- a quintessential chorus girl who knows her limitations; Nicole (14) -- an awkward young comedienne -- and the self-proclaimed "least popular girl in school; Taylor (14) -- small for his age, often teased for his size and suffering from ADD and ADHD finds himself totally at home in the theatrical world; Robert (15) -- from the worst part of Newark, New Jersey, he played Simba in The Lion King on Broadway for 8 months until his voice changed and now seeks his place on stage; and Randi (17) -- wearing the crown as Stagedoor's Queen Bee, Randi is a Stagedoor lifer, as she's has been coming to the camp for 9 years Stagedoor offers a compassionate look into their inner lives, as they use theater to navigate adolescence and figure out who they are and who they want to be," according to a release. Jon Cryer, Robert Downey, Jr., Mandy Moore, Zack Braff, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Stuart Masterson, Amy Ryan, Michelle Federer, Josh Charles, Julia Murney and Natalie Portman are just a few of the famous faces who have attended the camp. The film precedes a Stagedoor Manor 30th anniversary reunion held on July 24th. Todd Graff's film Camp was also based upon his experiences at Stagedoor Manor, but unlike Shiva's docu, it was a fictionalized semi-musical.For tickets call 1.866.FilmFest or log on to LAFilmFest.org.
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