Writer-director-star Ray McKinnon is in town this weekend to promote Randy and The Mob, his comedy about a small-town huckster and his gay antiques-dealing twin who end up in dutch with gangsters. The Audience Award winner at this year's Nashville Film Festival, where it made its world premiere, the movie opens today at Green Hills. McKinnon will appear at both evening shows tonight and Saturday night.
The movie co-stars Lisa Blount (McKinnon's wife and producer) and The Shield's Walton Goggins, both of whom get some big laughs, with Burt Reynolds and Bill Nunn. McKinnon, an Oscar winner for his 2001 short "The Accountant," has a two-decade track record in film and TV: he's probably most familiar from his roles in O Brother Where Art Thou? and on HBO's Deadwood. But he's also a sharp writer: check out this amusing and insightful piece he penned on acting for The Oxford American's recent Film Issue. And give him a warm welcome.