DONALD CRIED. Written and directed by and starring Kris Avedisian (shown at right and below), the movie immediately turns Mr. Avedisian into a moviemaking triple threat. This is a performance -- and a film (if you can last it out) -- that you are not likely to forget.
Jesse Wakeman (below), who also contributed to the film's story. Wakeman plays the usual uptight, successful "business" type who, apparently somewhat popular in high school, could not wait to leave his little Rhode Island town and never went back. Until now.
Louisa Krause, whom Peter hopes to hit on, and we do get one nice scene featuring Donald's mom and two featuring his step-dad, who seems a major asshole (Ted Arcidi, below, right, handles this role with nasty aplomb).
The Orchard -- though you can't find the film on that company's web site: What gives? -- and running 85 minutes, the movie opens today in New York City at the Angelika Film Center and in Los Angeles at the Landmark NuArt. Elsewhere? Yes, it'll be all over the country in the weeks to come. Click here to see all currently scheduled playdate, cities and theaters.