Dumbstruck Press

Festivals and Awards

The Yes List: "The New Wave of Great Documentaries," Details Magazine
"Critic's Pick... inspiring and very American," The Washington Post
"One of the year's most intriguing... An exceptionally human comedy," Huffington Post
"Funny, touching, richly human, weird and wonderful... I could hardly
recommend the film more enthusiastically," The Michael Medved National Radio Show
"It’s funny, inspiring, amusing, and I loved every minute of it!", Stuff We Like
"I fell in love with it... Inspires you, makes you laugh and leaves you with a smile on your face," GeeksofDoom
"Perfect, involving, hilarious, wonderful.  Four stars," Desert Entertainer
"Should be remembered come end of the year award[s] season. This is one not to be missed," BigFanboy.com
"Your jaw will drop," Washington City Paper
"A charmer of a feel-good doc... quick-moving crowd-pleaser," Hollywood Reporter
"I hope the dummies drop by my local theater soon," USA Today Pop Candy
"Charmingly delightful," Shakefire.com
"Four Stars," Arlington Examiner
"Unabashedly feel-good... four stars," Atlanta Examiner
"A rare breed of documentary.  It's funny, hopeful... always inspiring," Los Angeles Examiner
"It is impossible not to fall in love with the characters in this film," Beliefnet.com
"Like the best documentaries, Dumbstruck inspires." CC2KOnline.com
"People-watching pleasure," Los Angeles Times
"You'll be smiling and dumbstruck," Movie Buzzers
"Each story epitomizes the American Dream," ChesapeakeFamily.com
"Winning documentary... both absorbing and moving," Film Journal International
"Furthered my hope for humanity... see Dumbstruck," PunchDrunkCritics.com
"Steal your heart, four stars," Entertainment or Die
Westwood One Radio (syndicated to 200 stations across the country), Review: A-
"...It paints that unique picture in all of us. Don’t be a dummy, keep pursuing your dreams," Therogersrevue.wordpress.com
"Feeling the accomplishment of success, the pain of rejection and every emotion in-between." Pamela's Punch
"It’s about doing something you love and trying to make a living out of it. We all can relate to something like that," ReelFilmNews.com
"...is set to dazzle the audience," Northern Virginia Community College
3 1/2 out of 4 waffles, WaffleMovies.com
"Touching film that honors the courage of those seemingly absurd few who remain ever-faithful to that undying spark that burns in the hearts of true performers... go see it," D Magazine
"Definitely worth your time, " Flixist.com
"Fascinating," Star-Ledger

"Poignant and crowd-pleasing, “Dumbstruck” is really about the difficulty of trying to make an unconventional dream come true," The Weekender
"...a wonderful, eye-opening film," Backstage
"A testament to the human spirit," Gwinnett Daily Post
"Magnificent," The Signal
"Illuminating," Fort Worth Star Telegram
"Christopher Guest’s tone only with real people," The Dallas Voice

Mark & Lindsay on Indianapolis NBC News video
Mark & Dan Horn on CBS News Los Angeles video
Mark, Lindsay & Kim on Indy Style CBS video
MovieMaker Interview
Los Angeles Times Weekend Top Ten: Dumbstruck
KPCC Review & Interview radio
Huffington Post "Dumbstruck" Blog by Mark Goffman
San Francisco Chronicle "Director Finds Wisdom in Dummies"

The Independent - Trend Alert: Puppets will be big in Hollywood this Summer
The New York Times, Sunday Style, "Quality Time, Redefined"
Huffington Post "Specialty Acts"
The Hollywood Interview

Atlanta Examiner
Arlington Examiner
Wall Street Journal Speakeasy
Washington Post Weekend, "LIfe with Dummies"
MovieMaker Magazine, "Mark Goffman Gets Dumbstruck"
Atlanta Metromix
The Wheel
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Theatrical Release

Atlanta, GA Midtown Art Cinema, April 15
Washington, D.C. E-Street Cinema, April 22
New York, NY, Cinema Village, April 22
Dallas, TX Magnolia Theatre, May 6
Indianapolis, IN Keystone Theatre May 13
Minneapolis, MN Lagoon Cinema  May 20
Los Angeles, CA Regent Theatre, May 27
San Francisco, Opera Plaza Cinema, June 3

Best of the Festival - Palm Springs International Film Festival
Best Documentary Film - Mountain Film Festival
Winner Audience Award - Friars Club Comedy Film Festival
Official Selection - Heartland Film Festival
Official Selection - Florida Film Festival
Official Selection - Temecula Valley Film Festival
Official Selection - Atlanta Film Festival
Official Selection - Harvardwood Film Festival

Press Inquires

New York/National Press - Annie McDonough at Falco Ink : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 212 445-7100

Los Angeles - Jonathan Bing, Bing Communications, o. 310.310.3561, c. 323.839.7284
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Dumbstruck voted Palm Springs "Best of Fest"

Preliminary "Best of Fest" Announced at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Hollywood Reporter Reporter Review

"You don't have to read anyone's lips to know that this quick-moving crowd-pleaser, which received its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, is destined for a well-received theatrical run..."  Read more...
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