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Mar 252019

There was the Lost Generation, there was the Beat Generation,
and in the ‘90s the Suicide Generation.


Starring Harry Hamlin, Kathryn Erbe, Chloe Levine,
Aria Shahghasemi and introducing Michaela Cavazos and Conor Proft

Premiering On Demand and Blu-ray & DVD April 2, 2019

Flashback to the ‘90s with NO ALTERNATIVE, starring Harry Hamlin (TVs “Law & Order,” “Mad Men”), Kathryn Erbe (“Law & Order,” “Oz”), up-and-comers Michaela Cavazos and Conor Proft, Chloe Levine (TVs “The Defenders”), and Aria Shahghasemi (TVs “Legacies”). Directed by William Dickerson and based on his book of the same name, NO ALTERNATIVE is a teen drama that drills a hole into the world of suburban American teenagers in the early ‘90s and is set against a backdrop steeped in grunge and punk rock music. NO ALTERNATIVE is Dickerson’s fourth feature film, the others being Detour, The Mirror and Don’t Look Back.

Set for release on demand, including iTunes and Amazon Prime Video, and Blu-ray & DVD on April 2 by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, NO ALTERNATIVE addresses important issues of mental health, suicide, drug use, gun control and the powerful impact music can have on the human spirit. With a screenplay by Dickerson and Dwight Moody, the film was produced by Carrie LeGrand, and also stars Matthew Van Oss, Eli Bridges and Logan Georges. The movie’s award-winning soundtrack has been selected by Record Store Day as a featured title and will be released on vinyl April 13 by Rhyme & Reason Records. Featured artists include Latterday Saints, Mudhoney, Lisa Loeb, The Pork Guys, Superdrag, Low Flying Jets, and others.

There was The Lost Generation, there was The Beat Generation, and in the ‘90s The Suicide Generation. Thomas Harrison (Conor Proft) is determined to start his own grunge band, an obsession that blinds him to what’s either the mental collapse, or eruption of musical genius, of his younger sister, Bridget (Michaela Cavazos). Bridget boldly rejects her brother’s music, and the music of an entire generation of slackers, by taking on the persona of a gangsta’ rapper named “Bri Da B.”

NO ALTERNATIVE has a run time of approximately 97 minutes and is unrated.

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