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Trailering Robert Byington's Harmony and Me



A teaser for Harmony and Me, the new film from Robert Byington, who made the startling, often hilarious RSO (Registered Sex Offender), debuting at New Directors/New Films. The cast: Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy, Alex Karpovsky and Kristen Tucker.

One Response to “Trailering Robert Byington's Harmony and Me”

  1. DeanPeterson says:

    I have seen a few cuts of this film and it’s excellent. It’s much more finely crafted than RSO, taking a more restrained and I hate to say it but, conventional approach. But it manages to do this and still be a Bob Byington film; sharp unapologetic humor and jokes which may leave the uninitiated squirming in their seats.

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