Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
(English) 98 minutes
Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story
Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story is a documentary of the endlessly surprising life of this charismatic newspaperman, Vegas icon and real-life Zelig. Greenspun’s epic journey from associate of mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel to maverick founder of the Las Vegas Sun (and its long-running “Where I Stand’ editorial) features a colorful cast of characters including high-rolling businessmen and gangsters, movie stars, politicians, family and wheeler-dealer friends. Following Siegel’s murder in 1947, the crusading Greenspun rediscovered his Jewish heritage, and became a prominent guerrilla figure in Israeli politics and gun smuggling. Director Scott Goldstein combines archival stills, illuminating interviews, rare diary entries read by Anthony Hopkins, and atmospheric music to create a spirited, highly-stylized mosaic of Greenspun’s legendary escapades.
Speaker: Filmmaker Scott Goldstein