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Karaoke Man – Sliff Review

18 November 2011 10:06 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Review by Dana Jung

Offbeat love stories full of quirky characters are certainly nothing new. They can be groundbreaking (The Graduate) or funny (Rushmore) or sweet (The Oh In Ohio), and they seem to be perfectly suited to independent filmmaking, with low budgets and relatively unknown casts. These films live or die on the strength of their scripts, creating eccentric but lovable characters trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of life and love. The best of these movies find a rhythm with their actors and paint lovely pictures of people. The latest entry in the genre, Karaoke Man, directed and co-written by Mike Petty, achieves these lofty heights for most part.

Louis is a brilliant but eccentric artist who has accepted a new job at a small independent comic book company. He is immediately smitten by Glennis, who is not so eccentric but is an aspiring singer/songwriter. We »

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James Denton And Cast Of Karaoke Man Are Coming To St. Louis

14 November 2011 1:19 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The cast and crew from Karaoke Man will be celebrating after their St Louis International Film Festival Screening at Blueberry Hill.s Elvis Room on Saturday, November 19th.

In attendance will be producer Scott LeGrand (a graduate of Parkway South H.S. and Stephens College), Brian Dietzen (NCIS), James Denton (Desperate Housewives), singer song writer Caitlin Crosby, Mid-West local Kathryn Gordon, writer Kevin Guzowski, and writer/director Mike Petty.

Come by their screening at the Landmark Tivoli theatre 4pm Saturday November 19th to get the details.


The life of a shy, nerdy loner changes forever when he falls in love with the first girl he meets in the big city. Louis (Brian Dietzen of .NCIS.) is a comic-book artist and a wannabe hermit. On his first day of work at New Planet Comics, he locks himself in the janitor.s closet so he can draw in peace, and he »

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Inaugural New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival Announces Its Full Lineup, Including Jay Duplass’ ‘Kevin’

23 August 2011 11:33 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The inaugural New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival kicks off next week on September 1, and in advance of ten days of films and fun, the festival has released their full lineup. The festival will open with Jay Duplass’ Kevin and will close with Craig Vivieros’ Lost in Italy (starring Glen Murphy and Ray Winstone). The festival’s centerpiece film is Josh Hyde’s Postales (an Official Selection at the Edinburgh and Shanghai International Film Festivals). In between those three framing films, the festival will show over 140 features and shorts, along with a number of interesting and unique panels. Duplass’ documentary Kevin is the director’s first foray into documentary features, and its opening night screening will be followed by a performance by Kevin Gant himself (a talented performer that both the Duplass brothers idolized as kids). Gant and Duplass will also participate in a Q&A moderated by Matt Singer. Other »

- Kate Erbland

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