KWFF Flashback Friday

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KWFF Flashback Friday

May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - May 3, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

Burt Reynolds - who still holds the record of being the number one grossing box office star for 5 years in a row (1978-1982) - graced KWFF with his presence in 2016. He was on hand to be honored with our Golden Key Award along with a a screening of  "The Bandit" - a highly personal film about his former stuntman and later director - Hal Needham. Hal directed him in "Smokey and The Bandit" and their relationship was definitely complex, while cherished.
The screening featured all the bells and whistles one would expect when regaling Hollywood royalty. A limited edition replica of his Trans Am from the film was parked outside of the San Carlos Theater, and
Mr. Reynolds was escorted to the screening in an old-time police car complete with a keystone cops dressed driver.
Check out a snippet of the conversation Mr. Reynolds had with David Fear of Rolling Stone, and an interview with KWFF's Andrew Shortell.

Q&A with Legendary Burt Reynolds and David Fear of The Rolling Stone:

Interview with Burt Reynolds and KWFF's Andrew Shortell:

FUN FACT: "The Bandit" is directed by Jesse Moss, whose latest film, "Boys State," premiered at Sundance and sold for over $10M to a24. KWFF's Programming Director, Michael Tuckman, saw the film at Sundance and can honestly say it's the best doc he's seen this year and quite possibly one of the best of the last ten years. Along with being a US Grand Jury Prize Award Winner at Sundance, it's a sure fire lock for an Academy Award nomination.

Watch "The Bandit" on any of these platforms:
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