Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story

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Film type: Feature
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Genre: Comedy, Hollywood Biopic, Documentary, Satire, Mockumentary
Film Length: 1hr52min

Showtimes: Sat, Apr 16 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Short Synopsis: Somewhere between “This Is Spinal Tap!,” “That’s Entertainment!,” and “Sunset Boulevard,” this unique Hollywood biopic is a life-and-times chronicle of one of our greatest directors — Oskar Knight.

Lenny Von Dohlen (“Twin Peaks,” “Tender Mercies”) brings the iconic director stirringly to life — a legend of American cinema, forgotten by many, but remembered here by such real-life stars as Oscar winner Margaret O’Brien, International Emmy winner David Suchet, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristina Anapau, Julianna Guill, Rudolf Martin, Randall Batinkoff, Lawrence Pressman, Maya Stange, Noel Neill, Jon Provost, and many more.

He probably never should have made “Oskar Knight’s Moby Dick.” But he did make “They Came in Low.”

It’s the story of Oskar Knight.

Scott Fivelson

Scott Fivelson
David Polcino
Mike Crawford
Zachary Weil

Scott Fivelson

Main Cast:
Lenny Von Dohlen (“Twin Peaks,” “Tender Mercies,” “American Playhouse”),
Margaret O’Brien (Academy Award winner for “Meet Me in St. Louis”),
David Suchet (International Emmy winner as “Inspector Poirot” on “Masterpiece Theatre”), Joaquim de Almeida (“Clear and Present Danger,” “Desperado,” “Our Brand Is Crisis”), Kristina Anapau (“Black Swan,” “True Blood”)
Rudolf Martin (“Swordfish,” “NCIS,” “Mad Men”)
Randall Batinkoff (“The Player,” “For Keeps”)
Julianna Guill (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Friday the 13th,” “The Apparition”), Lawrence Pressman (“Hanoi Hilton,” “American Wedding”)
Noel Neill (original “Lois Lane” on the classic “Superman” TV series),
Jon Provost (“Timmy” on the classic “Lassie” TV series)
Paul Gregory (“Henry V,” “The Bill”),
Maya Stange (“XX/XY,” “Burn Notice”).

List of Accolades/Awards:

Official Selection – Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2016

Breakthrough Director Spotlight Award – Winner, Scott Fivelson – Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2016

Best Song from a Feature Documentary – Winner, Ted Reedy – The Garden State Film Festival Movie Music Competition 2016

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