Posted Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Filmmaker Jesse James Miller returns to EIFF with THE GOOD SON... a stellar documentary that's garnering Oscar buzz!
Jesse James Miller is a remarkable filmmaker -- nothing scares this guy! In an 18-month period over '11 and '12 he directed a dramatic feature, a full-length documentary and coached the arrival of his family's second son. Judging by the quality, and the passion, packed into all of these achievements, do you think you could keep on doin' it the way you're doin' it, Jesse? 'Cause EIFF loves what you got! Read about Jesse's 18-month odyssey (DIARY FEATURE) in the latest edition of ReelWest Magazine (pages 16-17). THE GOOD SON Trailer.
An excerpt from THE GOOD SON official movie site: "There are stories in sports that will never be forgotten. Now, for one of the greatest of them all, years later, a new chapter has been written. Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was once the most famous sports figure in America, a man who captivated the public with a remarkable personal tale, and a fighter electrified anyone who saw him box through his courage in the ring. But everything changed – for Mancini, and his story – on November 13, 1982, in the 26th bout of his career, against a challenger from South Korea named Duk Koo Kim.
30 years after that fight, critically-acclaimed bestselling author Mark Kriegel (Namath, Pistol) is revisiting the life of Mancini in the highly-anticipated upcoming biography The Good Son. And a documentary film also entitled “The Good Son,” timed to the release of the book, will reveal new, never-before-seen details and developments in the stories of both Mancini and Kim."
Featuring appearances by every major character in the story, as well as stars and longtime Mancini friends Mickey Rourke, Ed O’Neill, and others, “The Good Son” promises to be an emotional, extraordinary, and unforgettable film – for fans in both the United States, and South Korea; and for viewers who both are reliving the story, and hearing it for the first time.
Vancouver's Jesse James Miller shared his soul with EIFF-goers last year with the Canadian premiere of BECOMING REDWOOD -- a dramatic film based on Miller's own life, growing up with divorced parents. Opening Night Gala attendees had the privilege of being first to see this cinematic gem, meet Director/Writer, Jesse James Miller, Producer Joely Collins and the film's star and young actor to watch... Ryan Grantham. BECOMING REDWOOD was our Jury Choice for the Canadian Feature Award and is available in select theatres.
THE GOOD SON screens at the 2013 Edmonton International Film Festival. Full screening details, including showtimes, pricing, and venue, will be announced online September 6th, at www.edmontonfilmfest.com.
2013 Festival Passes will go on sale, at special ‘Hot August Deals’ pricing, on Monday, August 19th. Details on how and where to purchase tickets will be announced in early August, on the festival’s website, at www.edmontonfilmfest.com.