Punching the Clown

Release date: October 22, 2010
(NY)

Studio: Viens Films, L.L.C.

Director: Gregori Viens

MPAA Rating: N/A

Screenwriters: ,

Starring: Mik Scriba, Evan Arnold, Henry Phillips, Ellen Ratner, Matthew Walker, Wade Kelley, Audrey Siegel, Mark Cohen, Guilford Adams

Genre: Comedy

Duration: N/A

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Plot Summary:

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, this uproarious and smart new comedy tells the story of Henry Phillips, a hapless modern day troubadour who grinds his way through the heartland, living out of his car and singing his twisted satirical songs to anyone who will listen. After a booking mishap involving a Christian fundraiser, he decides he's hit rock bottom. Seeking to shake things up, he moves to L.A. where his luck changes overnight. Thanks less to his inept manager than to a wild case of mistaken identity, he falls backwards into a string of packed gigs, a record deal and even the promise of love. But he who lives by the whimsy of show business dies by it, and reality hits him like a fist in the face: an innocent miscommunication over a bagel starts a vicious rumor about him in the tabloids. Luckily, somewhere between rock bottom and the middle of nowhere lies the perfect terrain for his dark and hilarious songs.

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