FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Meet ‘JAKE THE SNAKE’ ROBERTS and ‘DIAMOND DALLAS’ PAGE at the Portland Film Festival’s screening of “The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts.”
In the late 1980s, Jake “the Snake” Roberts was among the most famous professional wrestlers in the world. Millions of fans were electrified by his intense and believable persona and transfixed by the gigantic snakes he threw atop his opponents within the “squared circle.” His wit and skill on the microphone captured the attention of audiences around the world. His talent in the professional wrestling industry was undeniable. Thirty years later, Roberts lost nearly everything to his inner demons. His struggle with drugs and alcohol was highly publicized in tabloids
and films. The millions of dollars he earned in wrestling was gone. After two failed marriages, his eight kids hardly knew him. Barely able to afford rent, Jake waited for a lonely death. Along with everyone else, he had given up on his life. Unexpectedly, Jake got a visit from an old friend, “Diamond” Dallas Page. Two decades earlier, Dallas Page was a nobody in wrestling when Roberts took him under his wing and taught him the “art” of professional wrestling. At the age of 35, everyone told Page he was too old, yet Roberts helped him become one of the biggest names in the business. Jake believed in him when very few did. Owing much of his successful career to Robert’s teachings, Page returns to Jake’s life in an effort to repay him. “THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE “THE SNAKE” ROBERTS” follows the true account of what transpires next, as the two wrestlers who share a one-of-kind bond, struggle against Robert’s past demons and attempt to create a reason to live again. THIS IS A TRUE STORY that transcends the fictional world of professional wrestling to reveal Roberts’ truly inspiring journey to love and respect himself.
See this inspiring new documentary at the Portland Film Festival on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 8:15 pm at McMenamins’ Mission Theater, 16th & NW Glisan. Tickets $10 – available online now at www.portlandfilmfestival.com. Following the screening, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page and director Steve Yu will participate in a Q&A moderated by UFC superstar Chael Sonnen. *** MEDIA CONTACT: Lyla Foggia Director of Publicity Portland Film Festival 503 622-0232 firstname.lastname@example.org