18 TO PARTY
OPENING IN VIRTUAL THEATERS IN LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK AND MAJOR CITIES ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 WITH A VOD RELEASE TO FOLLOW ON ALL MAJOR PLATFORMS ON DECEMBER 1.
NEW YORK AND MAJOR CITIES-ALAMO ON DEMAND
LOS ANGELES- LAEMMLE
OFFICIAL SELECTION: WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL, FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Winner! Special Jury Award/ Ensemble Cast), BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL, LIVERPOOL FILM FESTIVAL and more.
DIRECTOR/ SCREENWRITER: Jeff Roda
STARRING: Alivia Clark, Tanner Flood, James Freedson-Jackson, Oliver Gifford, Nolan Lyons, Sam McCarthy, Ivy Miller, Taylor Richardson and Erich Schuett.
PRODUCERS: Nikola Duravcevic, Emily Ziff Griffin, Andrew Cahill, Stephanie Marin
INCLUDING MUSIC BY: The Alarm, Big Audio Dynamite, Mick Jones, The Velvet Underground and many more.
It’s 1984 and outside a small-town nightclub, a group of 8th graders gather, grappling with a spate of recent suicides, UFO sightings, their absentee parents, and each other. 18 TO PARTY spans a single evening in the lives of these kids, but manages to transport us fully to a time when waiting for something to happen felt just as significant as the thing itself.
Gorgeously atmospheric, with a pulsating sense of anticipation that steadily builds, the film pulls us into the fears, wounds, and desires of each character, ultimately revealing that hope may arrive from the last place we expect.
The meticulously authentic production design, killer soundtrack, and universally excellent performances recall the spirit of classic 80s teen movies like Stand By Me and The Breakfast Club. 18 TO PARTY is a spot-on love letter to Gen X, awkward teenagers, and the transcendent power of friendship.
USA / 2019 / Feature Film/ 80 minutes