Mid90s 15


Please note: This was screened in April 2019

Jonah Hill
Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges
85 mins, 2019, USA
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Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with this spiky coming-of-age story set in 1990s Los Angeles about a teenage boy who finds his scene when he meets an eclectic group of skateboarders.

Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is an awkward LA teen who escapes his home life to find solace in a group of skate punks who take him under their tattered wings. His new friends are older, more experienced, and guide Stevie through their rituals and routines as they skate, smoke, chase girls and talk nonsense around the suburbs of LA, thrusting him into exciting - but also ever-scarier - situations...

Set to a brilliant soundtrack of '90s rock and rap, Mid90s is equal parts sweet and sour - an authentic, warm (never nostalgic) celebration of the era, of youth, and seeking refuge in friends (and skateboarding).

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