Filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis’ ‘Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer’ Will Open Fort Lauderdale’s Silicon Beach Film Festival
Award-winning writer, producer and director Leslie Zemeckis is taking her latest project to Fort Lauderdale’s main stage at the Silicon Beach Film Festival.
Zemeckis, who is the wife of “Back to the Future” director Robert Zemeckis, creates projects that feature inspiring and misunderstood women from the Golden Age. On Feb. 9, her new documentary “Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer” will open the Silicon Beach Film Festival at Savor Cinema at 6 p.m.
“Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer” tells the story of the world’s first female tiger trainer, Mabel Stark, who is an outcast rejected by her family. The film takes viewers through Stark’s journey of escaping poverty and abuse in rural Kentucky, and then finding her true passion of tiger training.
Watch the trailer below, via YouTube:
The film’s executive producer is Robert Zemeckis, with Jacqueline Levine and Sheri Hellard as producers and Donnalee Austin as associate producer. The film’s narrator is Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo.
Photos courtesy of Leslie Zemeckis
Savor Cinema, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.525.3456; fliff.com
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