Tuesday, February 16, 2010
$7 admission or free with Lab membership
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Bi-Rite Market
At The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco
Mr. C in Heaven
Directed by Andrew Piccone
As Mr. C, impersonator of the great sportscaster Howard Cosell, Ernie Orozco is a gregarious man of the world: a jet-setter, friend of celebrities, emcee at $2,500-a-plate fundraisers, and a frequent guest on TV and radio talk shows. But when he takes off his wig and make-up, Orozco is a blue-collar, middle-aged dad, who must get up early every morning and return to his soul-withering day job of fixing radios in city buses.
With humor and unexpected poignancy, “Mr. C in Heaven” captures Orozco’s attempts to launch Mr. C’s next big adventure, as he fights his own nagging doubts about his dream and whether he really is a "contender."
Moderator: Celia Carey
Celia Carey has directed and produced documentaries for PBS, BBC, National Geographic, and Ovation Television, including the PBS feature “The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend,” which aired nationwide, and “Mr. Dial Has Something to Say,” which was chosen as 1 of 4 films to represent PBS programming at INPUT in 2008. She is the recipient of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; a Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival; a Cine Golden Eagle Special Jury Award for best arts film nationwide; and nine regional Emmys.