SWEET PIE, is a documentary in the vein of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, where a performer's career is resurrected and re-inspired. Proclaimed as, "the Baron of Bare-Assed Boogie-Woogie and Blues, this performer made a name for himself in the 60s, 70s and 80s, touring the U.S., performing for over 1.5 million at such iconic venues as CBGB and the Gaslight Au Go Go. Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer of Quartzsite, Arizona brings his show back to The Public Theater in New York City for the first time in 40 years. His story is one of freedom, music, family and the personal triumph that can come out of loss and grief.
SCREENING | THURSDAY, JULY 13TH |CROWLEY THEATER
SHORT | Texas Premiere | USA 10min.
Pierce Cravens recently produced Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's OH, HELLO on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater -- to premiere on Netflix on June 13th. Recent feature projects include: This Isn’t Funny, starring Mimi Rogers and Anthony LaPaglia (Netflix); Pitch (Cannes Film Festival); King Rat, starring academy award-nominee Burt Young; Concrete Kids; Brother, Sister (Mexico International Film Festival, Winner Best Narrative Feature); and Sweet Pie (Slamdance Film Festival 2017).
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Sweet Pie, aka Paul Winer Joanne Winer Will Pirone The Naked Cowboy
Director: Pierce Cravens Producer: Pierce Cravens
Executive Producer: Pierce Cravens, Cassandra Morris
Editor: Penelope Lawson
Associate Producer: Stephen Cavaliero, Nora Resnick