New comedy debuting at Austin Film Fest

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by KVUE News

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Posted on October 21, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 21 at 1:07 PM

It has become a premiere event for filmmakers and scriptwriters with several days of industry conferences, and more than 200 films being screened at the Austin Film Festival.  To help kick off the 17th Annual Austin Film Fest, we welcome, Phil Rosenthal, creator of the hit TV comedy, "Everybody Loves Raymond."

 EXPORTING RAYMOND

 Writers can often form a strange relationship with their own work and sometime it can be hard to let it go. Follow Phil Rosenthal, creator of the hit TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond," in this incredibly funny true story of the attempt to translate “Raymond” into a Russian sitcom.  A hilarious, warm and intimate journey of one man, considered an expert in his country, who travels to a land to help people that don’t seem to want his help.  Lost in Moscow, lost in his mission, lost in translation, Phil tries to connect with his Russian colleagues but runs into unique characters and situations that conspire to drive him insane. The movie is a true international adventure, a genuine, “fish out of water” comedy that could only exist in real life. Phil Rosenthal in attendance.

 Screening: Thursday Oct 21, 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre

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