​Starring Adam West press mentions

Sun Valley Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

"...James Tooley, a graduate of Sun Valley's Community School, will show his film, "Starring Adam West," which chronicles his effort to get his father-in-law a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tooley said it's fitting that he will premiere the film in the same theater where he presented his Community School senior project in 1990.

"I had no intention of making a film about my father-in-law, but the more time I spent with him, the more I wanted to document," he said. "Most people know that Adam was incredibly successful in the late ‘60s and early '70s with his iconic portrayal of Batman on the ABC series.

“Fewer people know about his subsequent struggle to break free from that role. He's a man who has had incredible highs and lows both professionally and personally. His story is a fascinating tale of a Hollywood survivor but it 's also much deeper than that."

Programming Director Laura Mehlhaff selected the 60 films that will be shown this year from hundreds of films submitted from 22 countries around the world. Nearly all the films will have filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, actors and even makeup artists on hand to do question and answer sessions with the audiences..."

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