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Exclusive: ‘Adventures of Power’ to open Sidewalk 2008


Michael McKean, Adrian Grenier star in comedy


Adventures of Power

The 10th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival will start with a drum roll, of sorts.

“Adventures of Power,” a comedy about a small town miner/air drummer, opens Sidewalk 2008 on Sept. 26. The movie debuted at Sundance earlier this year.

Written, directed and starring Ari Gold, the movie features Adrian Grenier (“Entourage”) and Michael McKean (“A Mighty Wind”).

The official description:

“Adventures of Power” is a comedy about an outcast mine worker named Power who journeys across America to save his hometown by air-drumming. On his journey, he gathers an assortment of outcasts who believe that their obsession could change the world.

The screening takes place at 8 p.m. at the Alabama Theatre. Tickets will be $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Trailer and reviews, after the jump …


  • Variety: “An absurdist underdog yarn that feels positively Martian in its brand of tom-tomfoolery. Like a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch gone on too long, Ari Gold’s feature debut will tax unsuspecting viewers, while sending those on Gold’s special wavelength into seizures of delight.”
  • Ain’t It Cool News: “A crazy, hilarious, bizarre, insane movie. And all in the best ways possible.”
  • Cinematical: “It’s a waaaayyyy-too-late ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ retread that would have been just as witless had it arrived two weeks after that overrated little hit.”
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