Punching the Clown

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Punching the Clown
Directed by Gregori Viens
Produced by Dave Klein, Eric Klein
Starring Henry Phillips
Cinematography Ian Campbell
Release date
  • January 17, 2009 (2009-01-17) (Slamdance Film Festival)
  • October 2010 (2010-10) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Punching the Clown is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Gregori Viens and starring Henry Phillips as a semi-fictionalized version of himself.[1]

Premise[edit]

Henry (Phillips) is a struggling singer-songwriter comic in Los Angeles who suddenly finds success and then is subjected to the cruelty of show business.

Production[edit]

The film includes both scripted scenes as well as portions of actual live performances by Phillips.[2]

Reception[edit]

Punching the Clown has been received positively by critics and currently holds an 86% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3] The film also won the Audience Award at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival.[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Hale. "Punching the Clown (2009): Making Music with Comedy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Punching the Clown Notes". Punchingtheclownmovie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Punching the Clown". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Punching the Clown: Slamdance BIG Interview with Gregori Viens". Slamdance. Retrieved 2013-07-24.