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Run Time: 99 minutes
Edwin and Flake don’t easily fit in. They don’t watch television, use social media, or have the same interests as other kids their age. At school they are bullied, beat up, and alienated by most of their classmates. At home the boys are misunderstood by their well-meaning families and left feeling further isolated and full of resentment. While Flake becomes more violent and unstable, Edwin withdraws further into himself—and both become deeply unhappy. Without the ability to adequately deal with their emotions, anger slowly transforms into rage, resulting in a disturbing plan for revenge. Despite numerous attempts by their parents and teachers to reach out and connect, Edwin and Flake continue to retreat into their codependent friendship and pursue the preparations for their terrible attack. Sympathetic and cautionary, AND THEN I GO is an unsettling coming-of-age film that explores the inner turmoil of young adolescents and its potentially dire consequences. —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 9:45 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 2:50 PM
American Independents Competition
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Vincent Grashaw was born in 1981 in the San Fernando Valley in California. In 2011 he produced the critically acclaimed film “Bellflower,” which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. Grashaw has also directed numerous award-winning short films.
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