Amir Bar-Lev’s Penn State Football Doc ‘Happy Valley’ to open LRFF2014
Happy Valley by Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint that, The Fighter, The Tillman Story) to open the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival.
Ron Robinson Theater
Monday, May 12, 2014. 730pm. Amir Bar-Lev to attend.
Free to Gold Pass Holders. A limited number of single tickets are available. Buy LRFF2014 Opening Night Film and After Party tickets here.
The town of State College, home to Penn State University, lies at the heart of an area known as Happy Valley. Its iconic figure for more than 40 yearsJoe Paterno, the head coach of the school’s football team, took on mythic national stature as ‘Saint Joe.’ But in November 2011, everything came crashing down when former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child sex abuse. Filmed over the course of the year after Sandusky’s arrest, Amir Bar-Lev creates a parable of guilt, responsibility, and identity for a small town caught in the glare of the national spotlight.