5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018
November 19: 9:00PM

details

Documentary

104 minutes

credits

Director
Steve Mitchell

Producers
Scott Mitchell
Matt Verboys
Dan McKeon

Official website:
http://kingcohenmovie.com

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/@KingCohenMovie

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/larrycohenfilmmaking/

community

awards

Won Audience Award Best Documentary, Fantasia Film Festival 2017

Community Partners

King Cohen

United States, 2017 : Alberta Premiere
Nov. 19 9:00 PM
None

description

Buckle up for KING COHEN, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, God Told Me To, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through live interviews and film and TV clips of Cohen and the people who helped fulfill his vision, along with industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, King Cohen brings one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American auteur. It’s a raucous celebration of a remarkable and prolific filmmaker, who has spent over 50 years entertaining audiences without a whiff of compromise.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantasia International Film Festival 2017
Fantastic Fest 2017
Fright Fest 2017
Sitges 2017

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Director / Producer Steve Mitchell is a Rondo Award-Winning director and screenwriter, whose feature film and television writing credits include the 80's horror/comedy cult classic CHOPPING MALL, the thriller AGAINST THE LAW, as well as episodes of the classic animated series TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE. He is also a producer/director of numerous acclaimed special features for home video DVD/Blu-Ray releases, such as COMBAT!, NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, CASINO ROYALE and more.

press for King Cohen

"King Cohen is a master class in documentary filmmaking. 10/10"
- Starburst
"[Larry] Cohen was one of the unsung Princes of NYC Grime, live-shooting his movies in crowds in order to obtain a Hitchcockian sense of authenticity. His productions were often chaotic and unprepared, but that's what lent them such a vital spark."
- Birth.Movies.Death