Tribecca Films opens this high school comedy (currently available via Video on Demand) in limited theatrical engagements. GLEE’s Chris Colfer (who also scripted) stars as high school senior Carson Phillips, who is struck and killed by lightening in the opening scene, then proceeds to narrate to us the details of his life in flashback (a la SUNSET BOULEVARD and AMERICAN BEAUTY). Despite the fanciful premise, director Brian Dannelly keeps the proceedings down-to-earth in style and presentation, as social outcast Carson goes about turning the tables, blacking-mailing fellow students into writing for his literary magazine (an extra curricular activity that Carson hopes will help land him in a fancy college). The cast includes Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Hyland, and Rebel Wilson.
STRUCK BY LIGHTENING opens on January 11 in these theaters:
- New York, NY: AMC Empire 25 – In-person Q&A with Chris Colfer on Friday 1/11 after 7pm show — SOLD OUT!
- Los Angeles, CA: Laemmle Noho 7 – In-person Q&A with Chris Colfer on Saturday 1/12 after 7:45pm show — SOLD OUT!
- Denver, CO: Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
- Portland, OR: Living Room Theaters
- Phoenix, AZ: Harkins Shea 14
- Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center
- Clovis, CA: Sierra Vista 16