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Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness (2009)

Driven by a live rockin' soul soundtrack, this madcap, semi-mockumentary depicts the escape of musician Benny Bliss from a mental institution. Benny has an epiphany during shock therapy to ... See full summary »

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Norman John Cutliff III ...
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Happy
Michael Hateley ...
Mick
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Maria
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D.B.
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Reverend Jones
Cylk Cozart ...
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Driven by a live rockin' soul soundtrack, this madcap, semi-mockumentary depicts the escape of musician Benny Bliss from a mental institution. Benny has an epiphany during shock therapy to rid the planet of all electronic gadgets, which he believes is thwarting the growth and evolutionary process of humanity as we know it. Enlisting a bluesy band of misfits, riding in a converted handicapped school bus and putting on shows, little by little Benny and his disciples convince the masses to give up their dependence on technology, and save many-a-soul. Benny quickly spreads- his support grows, the media follows every move that he makes. But where are they going? No one knows- not even Benny, or so it seems. Written by DWG

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A soulful musician becomes enlightened and embarks on a crusade enlisting a band to spread the "word" through songs in a mission to rid the world of distracting electronic gadgets that are, according to him, stunting human evolution.

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Benny Rocks!
13 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw "Benny Bliss & The Disciples Of Greatness" at the Downbeach Film Festival in Atlantic City and I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. As soon as I left the theater all I wanted to do is throw my cell phone in the ocean. This film about anti-technology is very entertaining and also makes you think about where we are as a society. Yvonne Delarosa is hilarious in the role of Maria and the band and music slam! It has a great indie spirit and cult vibe that reminds me of "Napolean Dynamite" and has a kind of "Blues Brothers" feel to it. But it's really like nothing I've ever seen before. Highly original comedy. The director Martin Guigui also acts in the film playing a wacky character named Harry Fingers. I usually don't like director's that act, but Guigui is convincing and very funny. The star of the film Courtney Gains and the Director did a Q&A after the screening and mentioned that all the music is live to film. That blew me away. I hear it will be distributed worldwide soon. I think about this film almost every time my cell phone rings.


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