Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

20 Years of Madness

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 90 minutes

20 Years of Madness

In the mid-90s a group of high school kids had a public access show in Detroit called 30 Minutes of Madness. The sketch comedy program gave its actors a feeling of belonging and allowed them to express their creativity with freedom. That was 20 years ago though, and these days the cast members are feeling unfulfilled with their current lives. After finishing film school, jobless Jerry decides he wants to get the gang back together for a new episode, inspired by a recent high school reunion. He hopes his new skills will help to boost the show's production values, something that may have prevented their success. After all this time, is the chemistry still there? Directed by Jeremy Royce, the engaging documentary 20 YEARS OF MADNESS follows the troupe on their quest to bring the show back to life. The film also examines the disappointment we feel about the dreams we leave behind. Some might say Jerry and his pals should just move on. But many will relate to such regrets, inspired by the hopeful thought that maybe there's still time. – E.F.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:35 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:05 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:30 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Jeremy Royce

Jeremy Royce is from Los Angeles, California. He earned an M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Southern California in 2012. Since 2003, Royce has been a part of Exit Pictures, an independent production house that specializes in advertising, music videos, and short films.


Jeremy Royce, Jerry White, Jr., Kaveh Taherian

Will Jobe, Jeremy Royce

Jeremy Royce

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