OAKUFF 2013 PRESENTS
You have never seen a film like THE DIRTIES. It's not funny, but you will laugh. It's not a documentary, but you are going to wish it didn't seem so real. The performances by Matthew Johnson (director) and Owen Williams are the best performances in a generation of young independent cinema actors.
This film is fresh and entertaining and hits like a Mack truck.
You are an indy cinema fan fail if you miss the intimate and exclusive OAKUFF Sneak Peek Premiere on Saturday September 28th at the Humanist Hall at 7:00 PM of this epic film that Quentin Tarantino and Sacha Baron Cohen are celebrating as the announcement of a new voice in cinema.
Deftly told, brilliantly conceived and shot, this Slamdance Grand Jury Award winner pseudo-doc follows two suburban cinephile teens as they make a movie about the bullies in their school. THE DIRTIES captures the misunderstood creativity of artsy outcasts Matt and Owen as they struggle to recreate scenes from Quentin Tarantino or Bruce Lee and escape their hellish and awkward high-school lives. When attacks against the friends escalate, Matt retreats further into their film fantasy, while his list of "Dirties" grows. Written, produced, and starring first-time filmmaker auteur Matt Johnson and presented by indie icon Kevin Smith, this meta/modern commentary on school violence turns the bullyvictim paradigm on its head. The Huffington Post calls THE DIRTIES "The most empathetic and human portrait of bullying, and its deadly consequences, ever put on film."
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Oakland, CA 94609
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