Movie Premiere Press Release - the boys: the sherman brothers’ story


Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres


    SPECIAL SCREENING of Walt Disney Pictures'
    “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story”
    Tuesday, May 19 at the El Capitan Theatre

    WHAT: A very special screening of “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story” — a feature-length documentary about the Sherman Brothers, the astoundingly prolific Academy Award®-winning songwriting team whose successful professional collaboration in family entertainment masked the brothers' escalating personal differences throughout their six-decade partnership.

    Richard Sherman will take his favorite seat at the piano prior to the screening, performing several of the Sherman Brothers’ classics.

    WHO:  FILMMAKERS: Jeffrey Sherman (director/producer), Gregory Sherman (director/producer), Stephen Buchsbaum (executive producer), David Permut (executive producer)

       CAST: Richard M. Sherman

       SPECIAL GUESTS: John Landis, Patricia Heaton, Kenny Loggins, Shaun Cassidy, Steve Rushton, Jon Voight, Johnny Whitaker, Larry Gilman, David Hunt (director/writer), Donna Mills, JoAnne Worley, Richard Doyon, Suzanne Marie Doyon

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
                  Press Check-in: 5:30 p.m.
                  Red Carpet: 6:00 p.m.
                  Film screening: 7:00 p.m.

    WHERE: El Capitan Theatre
                   6838 Hollywood Blvd.
                   Hollywood, CA

    ABOUT THE MOVIE: If you grew up in the 20th Century, odds are you’ve been singing along to the Sherman Brothers’ songs - maybe without even knowing it. The Academy Award®-winning brothers, Richard and Robert Sherman, arguably defined family musical entertainment with unforgettable songs like “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins”; “I Wanna Be Like You” from “The Jungle Book”; the score to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and the most translated song ever written, “It’s a Small World (After All)” from the popular Disneyland attraction.

    While their songs were cherished by both audiences and Walt Disney himself, outside the public eye, the boys’ personal relationship with each other was far less harmonious. In the feature length documentary “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story,” a wide array of notable celebrities, professional peers, close friends, family members and the brothers themselves describe the Shermans’ eight-decade journey through love and partnership, loyalty and estrangement. “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story” is a unique, yet universal story of two brothers pursuing true passion, battling personal differences and working as a team to, ultimately, walk with giants.

    The movie opens May 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Palm Springs.


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