Friday, June 14, 2024

Funny Move for “Funny Pages”: Owen Kline’s Coming of Age Film Gets Dumped Onto Streaming for One Night Only


Well, A24 doesn’t seem to know what to do with Owen Kline’s “Funny Pages.”

So they’re screening it themselves on August 25th for 15 bucks.

Kline is the son of Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates. This is his directorial debut. It looks like a charming coming of age film.

Show it in theaters? Film festivals? Apparently, “Funny Pages” starts a week long run the next day at Lincoln Center, all day. This is what A24 calls “releasing a film.” No marketing or publicity, no press release. Just, here it is! They’re disruptors!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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