It’s always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark’s Middle.
Freestyle Releasing announces that Funeral Kings the charming, critically acclaimed comedy that was written, produced and directed by brothers Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus, will be available on VOD and DVD, February 26, 2013. The film was executive produced by Andrew van den Houten (’The Woman, Jug Face) and stars Dylan Hartigan (The Black Donnellys), Alex Maizus, Jordan Puzzo, and Charles Odei (The Good Wife). Michaela McManus (The Vampire Diaries), Michael Delaney (The Other Guys), and Kevin Corrigan (Superbad) round out the cast. Funeral Kings debuted as an official selection at last year’s SXSW Film Festival and had a theatrical run last fall in Los Angeles and multiple markets.
Synopsis: It’s always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark’s Middle School in Rhode Island. Andy and Charlie, two altar boys, don’t just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is over. Eventually their irreverent personalities will put them in a situation that is too big for them to handle.
“We are so excited to be able to now offer this critics’ darling to a very wide audience,” said Susan Jackson, CEO of FDM, “We know the McManus Brothers are the ones to watch right now.” “It is exciting to see the McManus Brothers’ first feature continue to get the exposure it deserves,” said Executive Producer Andrew van den Houten. “Modernciné is thrilled to be in these capable filmmakers corner.”
Funeral Kings is a surprising story about male adolescence and all the awkwardness that goes along with it.
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