TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM (France)

TONY_CURTIS            Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

A true rags-to-riches story!  This fitting tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic leading men spans from Curtis’s tough and humble beginnings in the Bronx to his most striking movie roles.  Through intimate interviews with Tony, as well as close friends, family and co-stars, viewers learn more about the star who shaped trends that both James Dean and Elvis imitated.  

Exclusive footage and film clips give deeper meaning and clarity by the most honest and intimate interview the actor may have ever given.

Writer/Director:  Ian Ayres
Runtime:  96 minutes
Distributor:  Seventh Art Releasing
Genre:  Documentary
Country:  France
Language:  English
Rating:  N/R
Stars:  Jules Audry, Jim Backus, Jamie Lee Curtis, Debbie Reynolds and Harry Belafonte

FESTIVALS:  US: Opening Night at the Los Angeles JFF; JCC of Rochester; Leonore Marwil JFF, Detroit; Greater Phoenix JFF; Toronto, Canada JFF; Brisbane, Australia International Film Festival; Jerusalem, Israel JFF

AWARDS: Best Film, Washington, DC JFF

“Documentaries about people in the entertainment industry rely heavily on whether the person at hand is interesting.  Luckily, Tony Curtis’ life story is quite fascinating.” Shalom Life, Ilan Mester

Official website w/Press Kit:  http://www.7thart.com/films/Tony-Curtis-Driven-to-Stardom

Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGgelyG1MD8

Posted in 2012 Screenings, Screening Archive