USA | 2014 | 107 mins | English
Action | Comedy | Musical
One Screening Only
Date: Thursday September 25th, 2014
The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 19 as this will be a licensed event)
Film contains sequences of mild sexual references, coarse language, comedic action and violence.
Director: Bennett Jones
Screenplay: Bennett Jones
Cast: Bennett Jones, Will Crest and Tommy Malatesta
Producer: Bennett Jones
Company: Global Max Video
Screens with short film: LUMBERJACKED
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On the run from an assassin and grieving the loss of his girlfriend, International
Rockstar Bené and his manager, Beefy, hide out in a sublet in Los Angeles
where they prepare for the assassin’s arrival and a showdown with death. I Am A
Knife With Legs combines deadpan absurdist humor with low-fi effects and
animation, an original rock score and unexpected action sequences. The pan-
European character Bené came out of Bennett Jones’ live standup act. In
addition to starring, Jones wrote, directed, composed and performed the music,
and did all the post production.
- Special Mention of the Jury for New Flesh Award Competition at Fantasia Film Festival 2014
“A wonderfully strange and deliriously funny low-budget offering. ” – Screen International
“This tale of a pop star in hiding is at moments quite funny and offers just enough surrealism to appeal to substance-enhanced viewers.” – Hollywood Reporter
“After all the huffing and puffing, Jones and Co. have created an original work of comedy, and an outsider movie with real sense of itself. ” – indieWIRE
If there is one film that has completely and truly embraced the independent filmmaking spirit then I Am A Knife With Legs is it. If there is one film that may have you crying tears of laughter then this film is it.This movie is unlike anything else you will see at this festival and I am willing to bet unlike anything you will see this year. Heck, possibly in your lifetime. Yeah. I went there.
Conceived and birthed out of a comedy routine seven years ago, comedian Bennett Jones is European pop sensation Bené. He is in hiding and his manager Beefy does his darndest to keep him occupied between musical interludes and pastry time-outs. But danger is stalking the streets and Bené must be diligent and ever on his toes.
Comedies like this one are not conceived by ideas or storylines but by comedic genius and an appreciation of the absurd. Pieced together over those seven years, shot on weekends here and there, IAAKWL is an absurd and silly mix of animation, live action and musical numbers that will have you singing along with glee.
So grab your eclair and your guitar. Keep an eye out for pint-sized assassins who are as cute as a bug’s ear. You are about to witness comedy gold. – Andrew Mack