- Ends ThursdayDir. Mike Myers, USA, 2014, 84 min., R, DCPOfficial Website
On Sunday, June 22, prior to the 5:00pm screening of SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON, an introduction from Laurie Eskind, co-director of the Nashville Jewish Film Festival. BUY TICKETS
Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn't a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Known for managing the career of Alice Cooper among others, Shep’s career began with a chance encounter in 1968 with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Though the “celebrity chef” is part of the culture now, it took Shep's imagination, and his moral outrage at how the chefs were being treated, to monetize the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. Personal friends with the Dalai Lama through his philanthropic endeavors with the Tibet Fund and the guardian of four children, Gordon's unlikely story is told by those who know him best, his pals, including Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse and more.
“There is so much more to SUPERMENSCH than simply sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, which is what makes Mike Myers' directorial debut so involving, satisfying and even moving.” —The Playlist