Izzy Lyon: The Unspun Truth  USA

96 min | Narrative | 2020

Directed by
Dan Lanigan, Mehran C. Torgoley

Produced by
Llana Barron and Kody Frederick

Written by
Renee Barron
Douglas Blush
Kimberley Furst

Cast
Phil LaMarr, Lang Parker, Jeff Bryan Davis

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Availability
Live virtual screening on Friday, Dec. 4th @ 7:00pm PST with filmmaker Q&A to follow.

Note: This film may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.

Izzy Lyon: The Unspun Truth recounts the murky life and loves of famed sign spinner, Izzy Lyon. It’s been twenty years since Izzy disappeared and only his most fervent fans have kept faith. A ragtag team of true believers are reuniting in order to uncover the truth of Izzy’s disappearance and the conspiracy to erase him from history.

They’ll investigate Izzy’s life in detail, from his meteoric early 80’s rise to his late 90’s downfall as they come to grips with the man behind the sign. What emerges is a relatively compelling portrait of a flawed human being Walter Cronkite once drunkenly referred to as “the Picasso of Sign Spinning.”

It’s a story of greed, sex, and attempted murder. When you flaunt your wealth, run your mouth off, and defy physics, you’re going to make a few enemies. Anti-Izzy adversaries are still holding grudges and doing all they can to exclude Izzy Lyon from the Spinternational Hall of Fame. Armed with a hand puppet, flip-phone, and moxie, our Izzy fanatics have once again heroically banded together to restore the legacy and unravel the mysteries surrounding the legendary sign spinner.

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