Davi's Way

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4:00pm

Legendary character actor Robert Davi has appeared in more than 130 films, including beloved cult classic “The Goonies” — as the opera-singing villain — and Bond film “License to Kill.” Almost inevitably typecast as the bad guy because of his rugged looks, Davi has always yearned to be the romantic lead, and music provides him with an opportunity to escape the box in which Hollywood has confined him. Trained in opera, Davi has successfully pursued an alternative career as a jazz singer, with his well-reviewed album “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance” working its way up to No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 10 traditional-jazz chart. The actor’s deep love of Sinatra — who befriended Davi early in his acting career — leads him to quixotic decision: a quest to re-create the Chairman of the Board’s famous “Main Event,” a concert in which the singer performed in a boxing ring at Madison Square Garden. Because Davi intends the concert to serve as a celebration of Sinatra’s 100th birthday, he has only a year to put all the elements in place. As he pursues his dream — encountering a seemingly endless number of daunting hurdles — this unpredictable, poignant, and comedic documentary begins to resemble a real-life cross between “Curb Your Enthusiasm and “This Is Spinal Tap.”

2016
86 min.

Directed by

Tom Donahue

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Music Spotlight

Subject

Cinema Music

Genre

Biopic

Sponsored by

Ward & Carol Klein