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VIDEO: Trailer - Alison Fraser, Liz Larsen, Chip Zien & More in COMMENTARY, Set for NYC Indie Film Festival, 10/20

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COMMENTARY, the latest feature film by writer/director Aaron Mark (Patti Issues), which features an ensemble of Broadway veterans, will be screened Saturday, October 20th at 4:15 PM at the Producers Club (358 West 44th St. between 8th and 9th) as part of the third annual NYC Independent Film Festival. Check out the trailer below!

The 86 minute comedy stars Tony nominee Alison Fraser (March of the Falsettos, Gypsy), Tony nominee Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show), Tony nominee Liz Larsen (A New Brain, Starmites), Chip Zien (Into the Woods, The People in the Picture), Leslie Kritzer (Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim), Gerry McIntyre (Once On This Island, Enter Laughing), Katie Klaus (Bonnie and Clyde, A Catered Affair), Peter Vack (MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back), and Zachary Isaacson (Random Unrelated Projects).

COMMENTARY follows nine people as they record a DVD commentary for a film-within-the-film that is never seen, called Waste. In Rashomon fashion, the film documents four groups as they record their commentaries: The writer/director of Waste (Isaacson) and the film’s Oscar-winning star (Fraser), three supporting actors fromWaste (Kritzer, McIntyre, and Vack), the producer (Hewitt) and his assistant (Klaus), and the parents of the recently deceased starlet of Waste (Zien and Larsen).

Written, directed, and produced by Aaron Mark, with Michael Lavine and Diana Glazer as executive producers, the film features Jason Robert Brown’s rarely heard song “The Blues Have Got the Best of Me”, performed by Kristine Zbornik (Into the Woods, Forbidden Broadway) and was shot at Yellow Sound Lab in Manhattan.

Aaron Mark is the writer/director of three independent feature films: Random Unrelated Projects (Best Experimental Feature, NYIFF), Zbornik Developing, and Commentary. His play Failed Suicide Attempts was presented by the Blank Theatre in Hollywood as part of their Living Room Series and seven of his other plays are in various stages of development. He directed Hedwig and the Angry Inch twice at New World Stages for BC/EFA, Space Oddity/Ziggy Stardust at the Producers Club, and Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues, which presently continues its hit run at The Duplex. He recently created music videos for Carrie for Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. For more information, visit

86 minutes
Saturday, October 20th at 4:15 PM
NYC Independent Film Festival (
The Producers Club (358 West 44th St. between 8th and 9th)
Tickets $10 at

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