Adventures of Power
"One of the funniest films in recent years" - New York Magazine
"Spinal Tap-caliber! Writer-director Ari Gold (real name) stars as Power, whose compulsive air-drumming to classic rock makes him village idiot of a New Mexico copper town beset by labor strife. Fired from the mine and estranged from his union-leader father (Michael McKean), he sets out to conquer big-league air-drumming in New Jersey. Bizarrely imaginative sight gags and laugh lines are timed like Neil Peart solo, but the film also inexplicably succeeds as a melodrama and a heartfelt pro-labor statement. The wonderful cast includes the sublime Jane Lynch and a raft of people we should have heard of already."
- The Chicago Reader
Adventures of Power premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the top Audience Awards at the Vail and Memphis Film Festivals, and the Grand Jury Prize at the both the TriMedia Colorado Film Festival and the San Antonio Film Festivals, Best Comedy at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and was ranked the best US comedy by audiences at the Karlovy-Vary International Film Festival.
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"An enthusiastic Drums Up... Totally awesome." - L.A. Times
"A crazy, hilarious, bizarre, insane movie. And all in the best ways possible." - Ain't it Cool News
"Platinum-level." - Chicago Sun-Times
"Hilarious. Universally entertaining." - UGO.com
"The best rock movie in many a year." - Neil Peart
"Rowdy response to 'Power's' midnight unspooling at Sundance establishes the pic's cult-movie cred. Gold's a gifted comedian." - Variety
"Audience Award winning film 'Adventures of Power' took the Vail Film Festival by storm." - Real Vail Magazine
"Optimism is making a comeback, but perhaps not as big a comeback as air-drumming after audiences see Adventures of Power... Perhaps the most hilarious opening to an indie comedy ever... Without apologies or irony, this is the kind of earnest go-for-your-dream movie that might have been made in the 1980s like Flashdance or Karate Kid. And thats what works so well about Adventures of Power, it is simultaneously hilarious and heartfelt and better yet, it all feels real. This film will single-handedly bring newfound respect for the art of air-drumming and dreamers everywhere." - Chris Gore, ChinaShop Magazine