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Rated NR · 100 min. · 2017

A harrowing but meticulously observed look at teenage lives in the era prior to

the Columbine High School massacre, SUPER DARK TIMES marks the feature

debut of gifted director Kevin Phillips, whose critically acclaimed 2015 short film

"Too Cool For School" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Zach (Owen

Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafy

Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around

hanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When

a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair,

their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes. Each young man processes the

tragedy in his own way, until circumstances grow increasingly complex and spiral

into violence. Phillips dives headlong into the confusion of teenage life, creating

an evocative atmosphere out of the murky boundaries between adolescence and

adulthood, courage and fear, and good and evil.

Director: Kevin Phillips
Writer: Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski
Cast: Owen Campbell, Alfredo Romeo Suarez, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino and Max Talisman

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