BUFFALO, N.Y. - A Diamond in the Buff - The Lance Diamond story is a documentary that will be shown in Buffalo in July.
"This is a film that is really going to celebrate the legacy of Lance Diamond and also the City of Buffalo and its people," said Kevin Polowy, co-director of the project.
Diamond was called the hardest working entertainer in Buffalo, and a cultural icon.
You will see familiar and unfamiliar faces on the big screen. All with a story to tell about Diamond. Even Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz talks about how some regarded Diamond as a sex symbol.
Diamond died in 2015. He rarely did interviews, but Polowy was able to do three separate interviews with the showman before his untimely death.
The 80-minute documentary will premiere red carpet style on July 20 at the North Park Theatre.
The event will be preceded by red carpet appearances by the film's directors, as well as members of Lance Diamond's family and VIP guests. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers as well as an official after-party featuring live music from numerous Diamond collaborators at Milkie's on Elmwood.
The documentary will also be available on DVD after the premiere.