I Am a Knife with Legs
Directed by Bennett Jones
Starring Bennett Jones, Will Crest, Tommy Malatesta, Ashley Koiso and Tom Bliss
On the run from an assassin, international rock star Bené hides out in Los Angeles and prepares for a showdown with death.
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★★★★½ review by nixskits on Letterboxd
Trying to explain this film is a bit like trying to describe a colour in nature that you've never quite seen before. Let's just say what Bennett Jones has created is a vivid cinematic dream that unfolds in a whirling musical and hilariously creative package of fantastic flights. Mere genre designation(s) alone will not serve it proper artistic justice. Bené is an odd bird of a European pop star in Los Angeles, becoming increasingly descriptive through song about his life and times. And to say too much about what happens is to deprive those future viewers of the pleasure that discovering this unique treasure in the unspoiled way they really should will deliver. See it!
★★★½ review by Jimmy Reed on Letterboxd
This screening came complete with a personalized intro! Stick that in your eclair and eat it!
★★★★ review by Josh Johnson on Letterboxd
This is definitely my brand of absurd. Bennet Jones is an undiscovered comedy giant, and an astonishingly high percentage of the jokes land. Much respect to the ab hole.
★★★★ review by Ryan Silberstein on Letterboxd
★★★★ review by Garrett Smith on Letterboxd
We did a screening of this at Milburn Stone Theater in conjunction with our podcast, I Like To Movie Movie, on July 15th. Thanks to Bennett Jones, the director/star/composer/editor/etc. for allowing us to screen his movie and doing a Q&A with the audience afterwards. We had a blast showing this to an unsuspecting audience that had no idea what they were in for.
Upon first viewing, I was convinced this was an intentionally "bad" movie intended to land it a "midnight classic" label. Seeing it again, now knowing Bennett as I do, it's clear this movie is much, much more than that. It's essentially a comedic meditation on grief, only as messy and weird as grief itself is. In trying to unpack his grief through his art, and using only the means available to him, Bennett created a truly unique, truly weird, and truly entertaining comedy with real heart.
And seeing it on a big screen finally, with an audience, was just magical. The difference between watching something at home and in the theater is truly clear to me after this experience. As far as I'm concerned, this is a must-see (which you can do here). Especially with a sequel on the way in 2018, according to Bennett.
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