New Film "Commentary," Featuring Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, Chip Zien, Leslie Kritzer, Will Debut Feb. 1
By Andrew Gans
"Commentary," a new film by playwright/independent filmmaker Aaron Mark that features an ensemble of Broadway veterans, will make its premiere Feb. 1 at 7:15 PM at Anthology Film Archives as part of NewFilmmakers New York.
The 86-minute comedy stars Tony nominee Alison Fraser (March of the Falsettos, The Divine Sister), Tony nominee Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show), Tony nominee Liz Larsen (A New Brain, Starmites), Chip Zien (Into the Woods, The People in the Picture), Leslie Kritzer (Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair), Gerry McIntyre (Once On This Island, Enter Laughing), Katie Klaus (Bonnie and Clyde, A Catered Affair), Peter Vack (MTV’s "I Just Want My Pants Back") and Zachary Isaacson (Random Unrelated Projects).
"Commentary," according to production notes, "documents nine people as they record a DVD commentary for a film-within-the-film that is never seen, called 'Waste.' In Rashomon fashion, the film follows four groups as they record their commentaries: The writer/director of 'Waste' (Isaacson) and the film’s Oscar-winning star (Fraser), three supporting actors from Waste (Kritzer, McIntyre, and Vack), the producer (Hewitt) and his assistant (Klaus), and the parents of the recently deceased starlet of 'Waste' (Zien and Larsen)."
Written, directed, and produced by Mark, with Michael Lavine and Diana Glazer as executive producers, the film features Jason Robert Brown’s “The Blues Have Got the Best of Me," performed by Kristine Zbornik. A trailer can be found at aaronmark.net and newfilmmakers.com.
Anthology Film Archives is located at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd Street; tickets are $6 at the door.
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