6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Documentary / Biography / Award at CUFF

18+
93 Minutes

special guest

Steve Yu (Director) and Jake "The Snake" Roberts in Attendance

credits

Director:
Steve Yu

Executive Producer:
Chris Bell

Producers:
Christopher Carey, Dallas Page, Steve Yu

Cast:
Jake Roberts, Steve Austin, Adam Copeland, Dallas Page

Website:
www.jakethesnakemovie.com

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/jakethesnakemovie

community

awards

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2015

Resurrection of Jake the Snake

USA, 2015 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2015
Special Guest!
JaketheSnake_LR

description

Opener of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE tells the story of the legendary wrestler's struggles with alcoholism and drug abuse. During his wrestling career Jake "The Snake" Roberts was both feared and admired, appearing in the wrestling ring with his signature snakes, most famously a python named Damien. Opening up about his troubled past and ongoing struggles with addiction, Jake entered recovery in 2012 when he moved in with wrestler Diamond Dallas Page to train and get back into shape. In Steve Yu's tender documentary, follow Jake's path to recovery as he tries to reclaim his life and reform relationships with a family that seems to have given up on him.


OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Slamdance 2015

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY:
Steve Yu is a first time filmmaker.  His relationships with his subjects results in an intimate portrait.

press for Resurrection of Jake the Snake

"Sympathetic and unflinching."
- Indiewire
"Gritty and the demons are very real."
- Hard News Cade