DIRECTOR: NIMA NOURIZADEH
CAST: THOMAS MANN, OLIVER COOPER, JONATHAN DANIEL BROWN
Q&A with Jonathan Daniel Brown moderated by Michael Bilandic on 10/14
Q&A with Jonathan Daniel Brown moderated by Gina Telaroli on 10/16
Not just a movie about a party but a party that became a movie, Nima Nourizadeh’s cinéme vérité barn-burner thrusts the viewer into the middle of a high school debauch for the ages. The film’s central characters are three teen outcasts, Thomas, Costa, and J.B. (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown), angling to up their social profile with a birthday beer bust at Thomas’ house, but the star of the show is the party itself, seen reflected through the eyes of hundreds of handheld devices distributed among the cast as a living, growing, ravenous, pulsating organism. A flawless masterpiece.