Do Not Throw Cushions into the Ring (1970)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Actor Steve Ihnat, fed up with playing two-dimensional heavies, turned TV director in the late 1960s. Do Not Throw Cushions Into the Ring is a rare theatrical-feature directorial effort for Ihnat, who also produced, wrote, edited an starred in the film. Essentially a "work in progress," the film illustrates the high points of an actor's diary. Ihnat plays that actor, who acts out his frustrations on-screen, Fellini-style. The director's wife Sally Carter co-stars in Do Not Throw Cushions, as does a pre-Mary Tyler Moore Show Ed Asner.

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actor, collection, frustration