Chris Colfer of Glee is at Tribeca Film Festival with his new film, "Struck by Lightning." According to Forbes Magazine, the film, in which a deceased student recounts his attempts to blackmail his fellow students during his last year of life - is a surprise hit. Forbes says of his success.
"If this were Sundance, people would be calling “Struck by Lightning” the new “Juno” or “Napoleon Dynamite.”
I'm so delighted to hear this, I am prepared to forgive reporter Roger Friedman for repeatedly getting Chris' last name wrong. I am going to guess that this means Colfer will have no trouble getting a distribution deal for his movie, and I would like to bet money that they will not be shoving him into the background during next year's season of Glee to make way for the newer characters.
Do you still think it was a good idea to make Kurt graduate, Ryan Murphy? Will you let him sing now?
There are pictures here from the press at Tribeca.
And I am going to keep editing this post, because the reviews are just beginning to roll in now, and they are all GREAT. According to Bruce Renninger of Indiewire, Chris Colfer Outdoes Tina Fey with his Script for "Struck By Lightning."
And of course, Mr. Colfer is a star who is all too easy to ignore while he is still on Glee. Just watch: Colfer will be one of the most interesting pop culture voices of this generation. I've been sure of this since seeing him co-present Jane Lynch with a lifetime achievement award two years ago at Outfest. His comic smarts far exceed what we've seen on the screen so far. "Struck By Lightning" is exactly what he needed to do.
Keep watching this space, folks. I am going to be on this like a hawk. I think a major star is born.
Here are my growing collection of links to other sites reporting on Struck by Lightning from Tribeca, begun on Sunday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Here's the Official Tribeca Film Guide for Struck By Lightning
Chris Colfer Receives Standing Ovation for His Film Struck By Lightning from Natalie Fisher.
Watch this interview at Tribeca courtesy of the tumblr from privilegedporcelain
Report of the film's debut from CNN, complete with the official trailer.
I enjoyed reading this review from a fellow blogger named R. Kenny
Here's another tumblr review from vimaro .
An interview has just come in from the Huffington Post. at 10:23 a.m.
Letters From Titan added at 7:45 p.m.
ology.com at 12:05. a.m.
The Movie Banter at 1:15 a.m.
If you have a link that you think should be added to this growing roundup, please let me know.