Friday, July 25, 2008

Audience Award Winner KABLUEY Opens Today!

Winner of the 2007 Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, KABLUEY opens TODAY at the Landmark Dobie Theatre in Austin, TX! (map)

KABLUEY is a heartfelt comedy about an oddball and his harried sister-in-law who are forced to spend time together under difficult circumstances. Leslie (played by Lisa Kudrow), a mother of two rambunctious young boys, is barely holding things together while her husband’s National Guard unit is off fighting in Iraq. Desperate for some help, she agrees to let her husband's brother, Salman (played by Scott Prendergast), come to act as a make-shift nanny. But Salman’s parenting skills are questionable at best and soon all hell has broken loose.
In order to keep the family afloat, Salman must take a job as a corporate mascot for a failing Internet company. He spends his days baking in the heat of an enormous blue costume, pointlessly trying to hand out flyers to passing cars, he has hit rock bottom. But then things start to turn around for Salman inside his big, blue suit. Anonymity offers him a fresh start and surprising new opportunities. And when he accidentally stumbles upon his sister-in-law’s secret, Salman and his alter ego “KABLUEY” must struggle to make things right and to keep the family together. DIRECTED BY Scott Prendergast RT: 86 Minutes

See the reviews for this "little blue gem" of a film!
“The result, shot in Austin in the summer of 2006, is a film that is funny, tragic, and human. Bottom Line: This charming, pointed comedy is a genuine discovery." -Stephen Farber
"Thanks mostly to Kudrow’s stunning performance — the Austin-shot movie catches the nation’s mood of economic anxiety and workplace exploitation more pungently than anything else in theaters." - Jim Ridley
“The movie’s hilarious...Prendergast is clearly a force to be reckoned with -- his fearless performance as Salman/Kabluey is a thing of beauty, and his sense of story and humor are note-perfect.” - Joe O’Connell

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