View Full Version : "The Fabulous Ice Age" documentary debuts April 14 at Minnesota Int'l Film Festival

04-13-2013, 01:00 AM

The Fabulous Ice Age, a documentary film depicting the era of great American touring ice shows, is set to make its world premiere at the Minnesota International Film Festival at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, Minn.

Official site: http://fabulousiceage.com/

Article: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/04/12/minn-filmmaker-debuts-ice-show-documentary-at-intl-film-fest/

ETA: The film's director, Keri Pickett, is the niece of Roy Blakey, who was featured in manleywoman's podcast interview last year: http://www.manleywoman.com/episode-57-roy-blakey/

04-15-2013, 06:52 PM
Thanks for tweeting this link, manleywoman: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/12/arts/fabulous-ice-age-celebrates-history-of-ice-shows

Trailer for the film: http://fabulousiceage.com/trailer/

Stars of the Show / Credits: http://fabulousiceage.com/stars-of-the-show/

@fabulousiceage tweeted today:
"Producer/Director @keripickett got a standing ovation at the #MSPIFF world premiere! Filmmaker Susan Marks lead a Q&A with a sold-out show."

04-29-2013, 03:43 PM
'The Fabulous Ice Age' chosen best of MSP film fest: http://www.twincities.com/ci_23114545/fabulous-ice-age-chosen-best-msp-film-fest

Selected for the "Best of the Fest," "Fabulous" will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit www.mspfilmfest.org.

04-29-2013, 03:52 PM
I hope that we will be able to see this, soon.

04-29-2013, 03:55 PM
^^ Wonderful contribution by Keri Pickett. I hope the film is able to receive wider distribution.

Roy Blakey, a great fan of figure skating, and a wonderful person to talk with -- he's got such a wealth of knowledge in addition to his vast fs memorabilia collection. :)

04-29-2013, 09:21 PM
The list of stars in the show is amazing. I hope the film does receive wide distribution. This is one show I would definitely love to see.

04-30-2013, 04:03 PM
The list of stars in the show is amazing. I hope the film does receive wide distribution. This is one show I would definitely love to see.

Me too! I hope the momentum keeps building. Keri has a lot of fantastic support and donors who have been helping this along. Maybe IceNetwork could charge for a one-night only screening of it?

06-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Info on how to stream the documentary on Netflix or to buy the DVD from Virgil Films & Entertainment, Amazon, iTunes release date is June 17, 2014. Link is: http://fabulousiceage.com/when-ice-was-hot/

I ended up starting a new thread on a topic related to this thread: Skating memorabilia fans in Twin Cities: IceStage Archive opens to public June 19-21 (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?92539-Skating-memorabilia-fans-in-Twin-Cities-IceStage-Archive-opens-to-public-June-19-21)

06-17-2014, 08:48 PM
I watched this on Netflix a few months ago...very interesting, though it made me sad to think about how ice shows seem to be dying in the US. Well worth watching.