Looking For Sly

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CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM
Roxie Theatre Sun, Feb 14, 2016 7:01 PM
In the 1980s, Romanians suffered from little access to foreign goods as well as an information blackout the Communist bureaucrats used to ensure ideological purity. But in clandestine screenings at neighbors’ homes of smuggled VHS tapes dubbed by a one-man distribution network, people got a glimpse of the Western world and a culture of muscular individuality with heroes like Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, and, of course, Chuck Norris. This is a story of the unexpected consequences of mass entertainment and the idea that the greatest threat to the dictatorship might just have been the VCR. -Chris Metzler
CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM
Roxie Theatre Wed, Feb 17, 2016 7:01 PM
In the 1980s, Romanians suffered from little access to foreign goods as well as an information blackout the Communist bureaucrats used to ensure ideological purity. But in clandestine screenings at neighbors’ homes of smuggled VHS tapes dubbed by a one-man distribution network, people got a glimpse of the Western world and a culture of muscular individuality with heroes like Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, and, of course, Chuck Norris. This is a story of the unexpected consequences of mass entertainment and the idea that the greatest threat to the dictatorship might just have been the VCR. -Chris Metzler
Film Info
Director:Kia Simon
Eve Conant
Jonathan Crosby

Description

The life of this quiet Armenian sculptor changes forever when he discovers he looks like Sylvester Stallone. "Looking for Sly" follows him to Moscow and then to Los Angeles on his quest to meet the hero he resembles. 
Winner of "Best Documentary Short" -South By Southwest

Additional Information

The life of this quiet Armenian sculptor changes forever when he discovers he looks like Sylvester Stallone. "Looking for Sly" follows him to Moscow and then to Los Angeles on his quest to meet the hero he resembles. 
Winner of "Best Documentary Short" -South By Southwest