SUN FEB 4, 2024 7:00 PM

THE SWEET EAST

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Limited Engagement

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  • RELEASED IN: 2023
  • 104 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: Sean Price Williams

ABOUT THE FILM: 

Smack in the middle of a high school trip to our nation’s capital, self-possessed teen Lillian (Talia Ryder) breaks off from her classmates, kicking off a journey straight down the rabbit hole of the New Weird America. In the rollicking feature debut for both director Sean Price Williams (known for his grotty-beautiful cinematography for films by Alex Ross Perry and the Safdie brothers) and critic-turned-screenwriter Nick Pinkerton, the Eastern seaboard becomes the site for a deranged and hilarious autopsy of contemporary U.S. life in which Lillian becomes an indifferent sounding board to all manner of loquacious, callous oddballs, including a sexually numb, white supremacist pedant (Simon Rex) and a pair of wildly excitable indie filmmakers (Ayo Edebiri and Jeremy O. Harris). Tying it all together is a performance of remarkable poise and confidence by Ryder (memorable in Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always), who provides the tender center to this cockeyed exhibition of all-purpose mockery.

FORMAT: DCP

DISTRIBUTOR:  Utopia

COUNTRY: USA