We’re thrilled to announce the director/actor, Ari Gold will be in attendance for opening night!
Adventures of Power Media Release
Canadian Premier at Opening Night Red Carpet Gala, with director/actors in attendance! An epic comedy with an outstanding cast, be sure to stay for the Q&A and autographs following the screening.
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ADVENTURES OF POWER is an epic comedy about a mine-worker named Power whose love of drums and lack of musical skill has turned him into the ridiculed “air drummer” of his small town. But when Power’s union-leader father calls a strike at the mine, Power discovers an underground subculture of air-drummers who just might hold the key to changing the world. Power’s journey across America brings him face-to-face with his town’s greatest enemy, and allows him to discover the beat within his own heart.
ARI GOLD BIO
Ari Gold’s first feature film “Adventures of Power”, an epic comedy about air-drumming and the American dream, won best-of-festival prizes at film festivals around the world, and was called “One of the funniest films in recent years” by New York Magazine and “the best rock movie in many a year” by Rush drummer Neil Peart.
Ari was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 Faces to Watch” after having an unprecedented three short films in a row at Sundance. He won a Student Academy Award for “Helicopter,” an autobiographical retelling of his mother’s death in a helicopter crash with rock-music promoter Bill Graham. “Helicopter” was called “the best short film of the year” by Film Threat, and won top prizes at short-film festivals in the US, France, Germany and Brazil. His previous short film “Culture” which he directed and starred in, was written up in the New York Times after its Sundance premiere and was called “the best sixty seconds of film at Sundance.”
As an actor, Ari won “Stoner of the Year” from High Times Magazine for his performance in the Sony Classics release Groove. (Feel free to read that sentence again.) He also stars as Power in “Adventures of Power.”
Ari was raised in San Francisco, and has lived at various times in New York, Los Angeles, New Mexico, Montana, Germany and Serbia. His name was “borrowed” for his bandmate’s TV show, because it’s a cool name. Ari performs in the bands The Honey Brothers (with Adrian Grenier) and Gold Brothers (with his twin brother Ethan), and plays ukulele, piano and sometimes drums.
SHOSHANNAH STERN BIO
Shoshannah Stern was born in Walnut Creek, California. Along with her brother and sister, she represents the fourth generation of a deaf family. She attended Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, the only Liberal Arts University for deaf people in the world. There she pursued her love of theater, winning numerous awards for her performances, and continued to dream, as she had since she was a child, of becoming a professional actor.
During the winter recess of her senior year at Gallaudet, she received a random email from Warner Bros. asking her to audition for a guest-starring role on the series Off Centre. On a whim, she flew to Los Angeles, auditioned and got the role. This led to guest-starring roles on television series such as Providence, Boston Public, ER, The Division and a cameo as Matthew Broderick’s girlfriend in the feature film, The Last Shot.
While playing a rape victim on The Division opposite Marlee Matlin, she impressed the director so much he decided to create a role for her on his new show, Threat Matrix.
After Threat Matrix ended, she landed a recurring role on Weeds, the Golden Globe winning comedy, playing the girlfriend to the son of Mary-Louise Parker for two seasons. She also originated the role of Susan in Open Window at the Pasadena Playhouse.
On Shoshannah’s first day of auditioning for traditional roles, she landed the role of Bonnie Richmond on Jericho. The character was not originally written as deaf until Shoshannah received the role. She went on to portray her for two seasons, making her the only deaf actor in history to have roles on two prime-time television shows at the same time.
She then moved on to her first lead role in a film, Adventures of Power, opposite Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, and Michael McKean. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in February 2008, where Shoshannah was honored as one of the Seven Fresh Faces in Film.
After that, she went on to guest star on Cold Case and appear in the television movie, Sweet Nothing in My Ear, opposite Marlee Matlin and Jeff Daniels. She also participated in the Emmy-winning music video, “Yes, We Can,” and went on to perform the live version of it at the 2009 Democratic National Convention alongside Will.i.am and John Legend.
In the past year, Shoshannah appeared as Sarah in the sold-out, thrice extended 30th year revival of Children of a Lesser God at Deaf West Theater to stellar reviews, including a Best Actress nomination from the LA Weekly Theater Awards. She also completed shooting her second lead role in the independent film, Hamill.
She is presently working on the third season of Lie to Me on FOX, where she will play a graduate student from Princeton recurring opposite Tim Roth.