Opening at The Ross on Friday, September 21, FUNNY PAGES, director Owen Kline’s tale of an 18-year-old wannabe cartoonist is a zany, fresh take on the standard coming-of-age indie The young director Owen Kline packs worlds of cringe into “FUNNY PAGES” — shame, disgust, embarrassment, sweaty sexual panic, acres of pustules — it’s all here in this terrific, tonally flawless feature debut. –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times “FUNNY PAGES” does many things right, many of those things mixing pain and misery with the humor of pain and the punchlines of misery. –Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune “FUNNY PAGES” would program well alongside “Crumb” or “American Splendor,” spiritually connected films about difficult personalities that weren't afraid to get a little dirty themselves. –Adam Graham, Detroit News FUNNY PAGES is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, September 21 through Thursday, October 5. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association has rated FUNNY PAGES “R” (Language|Brief Violent Images|Graphic Nudity|Crude Sexual Content). When Robert, a high school student and aspiring cartoonist, rejects the comforts of suburban life, dropping out of school and leaving home, he finds an unwilling teacher and unwitting friend in Wallace — a former low-level comic artist — in this bitingly funny and playfully twisted coming-of-age story.