Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

I Am Not a Hipster


Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 91 minutes

I Am Not a Hipster

Brook may say I AM NOT A HIPSTER, however, he does fit the bill. After leaving rural Houston, Ohio to move to San Diego to enter the indie-music scene, he has become a self-centered, skinny jeans and dark-rimmed-glasses-wearing singer who yells at cars blocking his right-of-way in the bike lane. After an angry on-air interview on an indie-rock radio show, we find out the true reason why he moved to the West Coast and what he was running away from. When his three sisters and father come out to visit him with the initial motive of spreading their mom's ashes, we see a different side of Brook, the loving brother from a family that has recently been torn apart. His sisters do all that they can to bring Brook back from the brink of total self-loathing and reintroduce him to the Brook he once was. Though his sisters do have a strong effect on his outlook, the hard work must come from Brook himself. Director Destin Daniel Cretton creates a modern take on the strength of family ties and the emotional and physical lengths they travel to save us from ourselves. – B.G.

CIFF36 Screenings

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 5:35 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Destin Daniel Cretton

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Destin Daniel Cretton was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii where he spent three summers picking pineapples in the fields near his home. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and is finishing his Master's in Film at San Diego State University. He's written and directed four award-winning short films.

Select Filmography
"Drakmar: A Vassa's Journey" (2006), I AM NOT A HIPSTER (2012)

Print Source

Uncle Freddy Productions


Film Sponsor

Panini's Gateway Bar and Grill

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