MY UNCLE RAFAEL, opens on September 21, 2012 in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego and Fresno. The film will continue to open in additional markets throughout the Fall.
The award-winning film stars Missi Pyle (The Artist, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory), John Michael Higgins (Yes Man, TVs “Happily Divorced”), Anthony Clark (Yes, Dear), Joe Lo Truglio (Role Models) and Rachel Blanchard (Road Trip).
Directed by former Spielberg protégé Marc Fusco, the film introduces Armenian stage and TV star Vahik Pirhamzei whose successful stage play featuring the Uncle Rafael character serves as the inspiration for the movie. This is the first American comedy to have an Armenian lead character. The film was financed and is being distributed by Slater Brothers Entertainment (SBE) and Rocky Mountain Pictures.
MY UNCLE RAFAEL follows a dysfunctional all-American family who is cast in a reality television show and must invite a stranger into their home—in this case an old Armenian uncle, who has one week to save them from falling apart.