Freeway City, a brand new documentary, will be released on 23rd Nov, for free online via Vimeo.
The docu-feature, which was directed and produced by Max Votolato, deals with on Gardena, California and also backs the city’s heyday as a nightlife mecca as well as self- titled “Poker Capital of The World”.
To be more specific, the documentary tells the untold tale of Ernie Primm who, in 30’s, saw a loophole in the law letting poker to be played in a legal way outside the city limits of Los Angeles. The movie is ninety minutes long and it is broken into sixteen parts.
Speaking to a leading website, Votolato told that he was always fascinated with Los Angeles. Growing up, he read every book and magazine he could find about Los Angeles as well as Southern California. He was inspired by Mike Davis’ book City of Quartz as well as David Rieff’s Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World and he was looking for an original LA story to tell.
Poker veterans are normally underestimated though their chances of winning high-profile poke tournaments are very high. Gabriel W. “Gabe” Kaplan plunged into the World Series of Poker back in 1978 and is among the most eminent poker gurus especially after winning the Amarillo Slim Super Bowl of Poker in 1980.
This conferred him one of the most humongous bracelets to be awarded in the history of World Series of Poker. However, in the following five years, his reputation was further cemented as he final tabled at the Super Bowl Main Events twice. He also plays in other equally significant events, including the World Poker Tour and Poker After Dark.
In 2004, he placed 3rd in the WPT NL Texas Hold’em where he raked in $250,000. He also emerged 2nd in the 2005 WSOP $5,000 limit hold’em tournament for $222,515. He sufficed prominently again in the 2007 NBC Poker After Dark sailing through to the Queens and Kings where he defeated Kristy Gazes in a heads-up battle encounter. More Link