"The Encore of Tony Duran" grows Tall at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kansas

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Indie favorite "The Encore of Tony Duran" starring Gene Pietragallo, William Katt, Nikki Ziering, Cody Kasch and Elliott Gould is proud to be an Official Selection of the Tallgrass Film Festival - October 20 - 23, 2011 and will screen on October 21, 2011 at 12:15pm in the Orpheum Theater in Wichita, KS.

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One More Time Productions, LLC., in association with Mister Moon Media, Inc. presents a Fred A. Sayeg film starring Gene Pietragallo, William Katt, Nikki Ziering, Cody Kasch and Elliott Gould is honored to be an Official Selection of the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kansas, October 20 - 23, 2011.

After a successful sell-out and multiple standing ovations at its World Premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011, “The Encore of Tony Duran” earned top honors and was awarded The Jury Award for Best Feature Film at the Las Vegas Film Festival in July 2011.

According to the film’s director Fred A. Sayeg, "The story of Tony Duran captures the frustrations and obstacles so many of us face in our daily lives and I think that's why people have responded to it so much. It’s a story of redemption and inspiration that resonates with many of us.”

Elliott Gould will be honored with the Ad Astra Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival on October 21, 2011 at the Ad Astra Gala. The Encore of Tony Duran’s lead Gene Pietragallo is now making a successful comeback thanks to his outstanding performance and his incredibly talented vocals!

Story Synopsis:
The Encore of Tony Duran:
Chronicling the day Tony Duran (Gene Pietragallo) hits bottom, the tick-tock of a human train-wreck, Tony is a singer washed-up 20 years ago; fat, drunk, broke, unemployed and trapped, clinging to his house and a 12 year old Mercedes, neither he can afford anymore; a victim of the economy, raging against universe, alienated and facing the rest of his life in dread. He turns to crime to turn a buck, and proves incompetent even at that. In disgrace, having lost his friend's money, Tony stands in judgment and Jerry (Elliott Gould), forces from him the TRUTH about his downward spiral. Jerry sets Tony on a path of human transformation and redemption; he makes Tony sing again.

Additional film Festivals and screenings:
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival - selected as Closing Gala Film, October 23, 2011.
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - October 30, 2011 and November 6, 2011
Three Rivers Film Festival - November 12, 2011

The Encore of Tony Duran - January 2011
Genre: Comedy. Drama, Independent
Written by: Mitchell Cohen
Run Time: 1hr: 25min

For Media Inquiries and Interviews Please Contact:
Diana R. Sainz at drs(at)dianasainz(dot)com
Director of Publicity and Media Relations/
Production Coordinator
One More Time Productions, LLC.
http://www.theencoreoftonyduran.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheEncoreOfTonyDuran
http://www.fredsayeginc.com

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