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"Co-director Robert Margolis stars as Robert, an actor who may or may not be himself in this intense and often hilarious film about acting, aging and the dark side of ambition. Expertly blurring the line between fact and fiction, The Definition of Insanity was filmed over the course of 18 months, as a documentary crew follows Margolis obsessively from one failed audition to another, recording in raw detail his every humiliation and small triumph as he searches for that elusive perfect role that will catapult his career into the next level. Margolis, with his vaunting optimism leaping always one step ahead of a very real desperation, is riveting. When he finally scores his dream role in a film directed by the legendary Peter Bogdanovich, we know that his life has reached a profound point of change--though what exactly will that change be? Co-director Matter is an unseen but keenly appreciated presence as he keeps the narrative firmly in check, while simultaneously letting the film explode in any number of unforeseen directions to deliver a frank and fresh testament to the burden of dreams." Jamie Hook, Minnesota Film Arts

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February 2, 2010
The Definition of Insanity is now available for sale or rental at courtesy of Cinetic FilmBuff. For Video-on-Demand, please click here: Amazon Video-On-Demand. To purchase the DVD, please go to: Amazon DVD.

March 2, 2009
The Definition of Insanity is now on Facebook. Click here to visit.

February 11, 2009
The Definition of Insanity is now available on DVD in Switzerland. For a list of outlets where the DVD is sold please send an E-mail.

February 10, 2009
We are pleased to announce that worldwide digital rights for The Definition of Insanity are now being represented by Cinetic Rights Management, New York. For more information visit the Cinetic website.

December 2, 2007
The Definition of Insanity was screened at the BigScreen Film Festival 2007 in Kunming, China.

August 30, 2007
Australian distribution company Galloping Films has acquired worldwide rights to The Definition of Insanity. For sales and distribution inquiries please visit the Galloping Films website.

October 22nd, 2006
The Definition of Insanity will screen in the competition of the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival in Poland. Other pictures in the 12-film-competition include Steven Spielberg's Munich, Spike Lee's Inside Man and Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes.

September 15th, 2006
The Definition of Insanity is now available on VOD cable channels nationwide. For details click here.

September 15th, 2006
Prominent movie blogger The Reeler revisits The Definition of Insanity. Read his newest post.

August 26, 2006
The Definition of Insanity will be shown at the Stadtkino Basel in Basel, Switzerland. For screening times click here.

August 25, 2006
On September 9th, The Definition of Insanity will be shown at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA, as part of the on-going film series organized by the Desert Film Society.

April 30, 2006
The Definition of Insanity will be broadcast on several Serbian TV networks: TV Novi Sad (Vojvodina), TV Metropolis (Belgrade), TV 5 (Nis), TV Vujic (Valjevo) and TV Santos (Zrenjanin).

February 10, 2006
The Definition of Insanity will be featured at the Davis Film Festival in California, the Jeonju Film Festival in South Korea, and the Bucharest Film Festival in Romania, all taking place at the end of March.
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October 31, 2005
The Definition of Insanity wins both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Virginia Film Festival, in a competition among "the best undistributed films of the year", all of them top award winners at other festivals.

August 29, 2005
S.T. VanAirsdale writes about The Definition of Insanity in his much-read blog "The Reeler" on IndieWire
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August 7, 2005
Frank Matter and Robert Margolis receive the Award for Best Director at the Chicago Independent Film Festival.
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August 7, 2005
Robert Margolis is named Best Actor at the Chicago Independent Film Festival.

June 12, 2005
Robert Margolis wins the Best Actor Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival.

April 30, 2005
The Definition of Insanity is awarded Best Feature Film at the Newport Beach International Film Festival in California.

April 16, 2005
The Definition of Insanity wins the Special Jury Prize at the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival.

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