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Drawing with Chalk (2009)

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Jay and Matt were once wide-eyed, would-be rock stars, eager to leave their hometown and head for the big city and never look back. After 15 years of struggling to get a record deal in NYC,... See full summary »

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Ariel Bailey ...
Club Patron
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Dr. Jeyadoss
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Mrs. Jeyadoss
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Jay and Matt were once wide-eyed, would-be rock stars, eager to leave their hometown and head for the big city and never look back. After 15 years of struggling to get a record deal in NYC, they find themselves back in their small working class hometown, dreaming of what might have been. Now, at 40 years old, they're out to give it one more shot. While Matt struggles with personal demons and a fear of being too old, Jay is ultimately faced with having to make a choice between his artistic dreams and his responsibility to his wife and 5 year old son. Written by Anonymous

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Written by Kenny Sherman, Todd Giglio, Barry Nagel
Performed by Six Mile Hill
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Intimate, Lively, Indie and Refined...all at the same time
20 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Drawing with Chalk is a fairly rare thing. A micro budget, American, musical indie that is neither pretentious nor cold, crude nor glossy, predictable nor melodramatic. I saw this at the Canadian International Film Festival and was surprised to learn that it was made for well under 100k. It's truly a film from the heart that doesn't try to be anything it isn't. While not an entirely original concept, its strong bond with the peoples and places it portrays gives it an edge of realism and a grounded confidence in the field. Frankly, I found this far more likable than Once (comparable in a lot of ways) and it reminded me in many ways of Hank William's First Nation (a very good thing in my books) . My only regret is not catching the filmmakers' autographs, because whether or not they ever become famous, I'm confident this film will have a proud fan following for years to come.


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