Friday, April 13, 2018

The Pretender Makes Its Film Festival Debut at the Freep Film Fest

Many of us grow up idolizing celebrities or even our favorite on screen characters. We might dress up as them for Halloween, copy their fashion and style, or even sing in front of the mirror pretending to be them. However, in Mike Kunda's case, he took his admiration for a character to another level.

Kunda grew up wanting to be Rocky. He has a striking resemblance to the character and eventually decided to leave "his comfortable middle-class life behind to follow his dream of becoming a full-time impersonator and “Rocky” tour guide". The Pretender tells Kunda's story, as the film follows him over a 5 year period. It was directed and created by Jim Toscano along with Danny Gianino and first was shown to audiences this past November at The Main Art Theatre. In case you missed that showing, you have a chance to see the film at the Freep Film Festival this Saturday night at The Redford Theatre. And, as if seeing this film isn't cool enough, it will be followed up by a Q&A session and Rocky III. Give the trailer for The Pretender a look below.

Tickets to see this awesome double feature at The Redford are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You can pick your tickets up online hereCherie Baby Cafe will be on site with Philly Cheesesteaks on rolls straight from Amoroso's Baking Company in Philadelphia, rounding out the experience. The film is set to start early, at 4 p.m. For more details on this screening and The Pretender, head over to the film's Facebook page here.


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