Coming to a theater (possibly) near you: The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernández, which won Ernest Borgnine an acting prize after it premiered at April's Newport Beach Film Festival and, unbeknownst to anyone at the time, would be the last movie the late actor made.
Indican Pictures acquired North American rights to the film, which is slated to open in Los Angeles this October before moving to select cities.
The goal will be to win Borgnine, who passed away in July at age 95, consideration for more awards.
Her certainly deserved the one he received from Newport Beach Film Festival's panel, as Borgnine carries The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernández which, unfortunately, is otherwise not a very good film.
Not that I want to rain on its theatrical release . . .
The plot of writer-director Elia Petridis' dramedy: an elderly man (Borgnine), who never realized his dream of becoming a famous actor, finds "fame" among Latino nursing home workers caring for him after he reveals he once locked mitts with legendary Mexican singer-actor Vicente Fernández.
Besides the film festival award, I bestowed Oscar winner Borgnine and 71-year-old actor Barry Corbin, Ernie's foe in The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernández, my first-ever Best Spaghetti Western Face-Off Award.
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In fact, it's still here; no one came to the awards ceremony . . . :(
Meanwhile, speaking of the film festival, submissions are now being accepted for the 14th run, scheduled for April 25-May 2, 2013.
Submit now and receive a discount from Withoutabox.