"John Cassini's performance is imbued with a special resonance and sense of theatrical showmanship. The very clever script is seasoned with some particularly sharp verbal-visual gags.." - Variety
Break A Leg, Monika Mitchell's multiple award-winning debut feature, is an excellent (and very funny) example of Do It Yourself independent movie-making.
What would you do it one person stood between you and your life-long dream... again and again? Mitchell's brilliant black comedy is the rags-to-riches tale of a talented working-actor who can't get a break - so he makes one. Despite his obvious talent, Max Matteo is always the second choice for career-making parts. He continually loses the great roles to a producer's talent less nephew, or to drug-addled Tinsel town has-beens with more "marketable" names. So Max is forced to claw his way to the top of the Hollywood food chain with raw talent - and a baseball bat.
Mitchell's feature film debut boasts an intelligent and heart-felt script, stylish direction, laugh-out-loud gags and an exceptional acting ensemble. Jennifer Beals, Molly Parker, Barry Primus, Kevin Corrigan and Eric Roberts (as the "marketable" name) round out the outstanding cast.
The Egyptian Theatre, Friday, October 1st at 2:15pm
The Egyptian Theatre, Sunday, October 3rd at 9:15pm