“The Sheik” film to premier at the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Sheik movie“The Sheik” film to premier at the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

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Toronto, March 4, 2014 – Hot Docs is pleased to announce 14 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award-winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers or featuring some star subjects. These films will screen as part of the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running April 24 to May 4.

The complete Special Presentations program and the full selection of films to screen at Hot Docs 2014 will be announced on March 18, including the 2014 opening night film. Ticket packages and passes are now on sale online. Single tickets and package redemption will be available beginning Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

“We are thrilled to be announcing some of this year’s Special Presentation films,” says Hot Docs director of programming Charlotte Cook. “We are especially proud to be announcing four fantastic world premieres: A DANGEROUS GAME is Anthony Baxter’s follow up to the acclaimed YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED, which sees him again as one man against the might of the Trump empire; CHILDREN 404 is an incredibly intimate and insightful look into what it means to be an LGBT youth in Russia; I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY is a beautiful portrait of the man who has given life to Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since their beginnings; and THE SHEIK shows what it’s like to be an Olympic wrestler and pop culture icon.”

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The Roast of the Iron Sheik November 6-8, 2013 in Ontario, Canada

Iron SheikAfter selling out in LA and NYC, Former WWE Champion, Hall of famer and Pop Cultutre Icon The Iron Sheik returns to Ontario for the infamous Roast Of THE IRON SHEIK.

Come see some of comedy’s great and TV personalities gang up on the man himself in a no hold’s barred no DQ riot fest. Here are the details:

November 6- Kingston Ont, @ The Alehouse

November 7- Toronto Ont @ The Royal Theatre on College St.

November 8- Hamilton Ont @ The Lincoln Alexandre Theatre

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GUEST AUTHOR: “After Addiction and Tragedy, the Iron Sheik Gets Back Up Off the Mat” by Keith Elliot Greenberg

Iron Sheik 2Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on bleacherreport.com and was written by Keith Elliot Greenberg.

At the lowest point in his life, the wrestler popularly known as The Iron Sheik tucked a razor blade into his cheek and walked into a Jonesboro, Ga., courtroom.

He was going to cut a man’s throat, and he had good reason to do so.

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Yahoo! Sports presents: ‘The sad tragedy of The Iron Sheik’

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Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports:

His voice was instantly recognizable, like that of a long lost friend. But it was a joyless voice, and sounded a bit feeble.

Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, is 73, and is in pain. He badly needs knee surgery that he can’t afford, but if the truth is to be told, every joint on his body could use fixing.

A lifetime in wrestling, amateur and professional, will do that to a man.

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