'The Old Stripper' Wins Top Film Honors In Las Vegas
The world is opening their eyes to THE OLD STRIPPER. And it just stole the show in Las Vegas.
The 2018 Silver State Film Festival gave top honors to the burlesque documentary THE OLD STRIPPER. The festival awarded the film with the Best Original Documentary award for the festival. The film, made by the real-life Mother/Son filmmaking team Jack Truman and Opal Dockery, is an epic documentary film about a burlesque legend who travels across the country, coast to coast, visiting her old dancing cities of yesterday.
The Las Vegas screening at Silver State was the Las Vegas Premiere for the feature film.
Dockery was a burlesque dancer for over 20 years in the 1970's and '80's. Truman, her son, and director of the film, grew up on the road with her during her burlesque circuit.
"This is very special to me", Truman stated in press materials. "The burlesque industry is a lost era. I grew up in that environment, in the adult entertainment business. As a child, I was raised around nudity and pornography. And as a filmmaker, I want to open people's eyes to a world they know nothing about. We are honored to have the Silver State Film Festival host the Las Vegas premiere of this film. Receiving this award is icing on the cake".
Over last summer, Truman and Dockery traveled coast to coast, to all 48 states and the District of Columbia, on an epic journey shooting footage in every state nationwide, interviewing dancers young and old, visiting Opal's old dancing cities from her burlesque circuit, seeing landmarks around the country, and interviewing people in the burlesque industry.
"This is a story only we can tell", says Truman.
Earlier this summer, Dockery was inducted in the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada.
THE OLD STRIPPER is scheduled to continue playing the film festival circuit worldwide this fall.