Photo Flash: Buzz Aldrin and Kelly Knievel Attend LA Film Festival Premiere of STUNTMAN
'Stuntman' received a standing ovation at the LA Film Festival at last night's premiere at the Arclight Culver City. Buzz Aldrin, Kelly Knievel and Evel Knievel's grandson, Rigley Vincent were all in attendance and posed with the film's star, Eddie Braun, in front of the Evel Spirit.
Directed by Kurt Mattila, "Stuntman" chronicles the highs and lows of veteran Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun as he attempts what many argue is the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Following in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Evel Knievel, Braun reflects on having survived multiple car crashes, explosions and death defying leaps over the course of his 30+ year career in film and television. Now, in his mid-50s and contemplating retirement, Braun decides to cap off an extraordinary career by recreating Evel Knievel's infamous unsuccessful Snake River Canyon rocket jump. In 1974, Knievel narrowly escaped death as his rocket crashed within the canyon's walls and famously vowed never to do the jump again because it was simply too dangerous.
Without any industry backing, Braun pours his life savings into his dream of jumping the Snake River Canyon and enlists the help of Scott Truax, THE SON of the NASA rocket scientist who built Evel's original steam-powered rocket. Together, the two embark on an emotional journey to clear the Snake River Canyon, redeem the Truax family name and honor the legacy of Evel Knievel.
"Stuntman" made its world premiere at the LA Film Festival on Sunday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Arclight Culver City. Due to demand, a second screening has been added on Thursday, September 27 at 9:15 p.m. with a filmmaker Q&A to follow. Tickets are on sale now at the Arclight box office or Film Independent's website: tickets.lafilmfestival.com.
Photo Credit: Christopher Ameruoso