High school loner Robert (Ezra Miller of TV's Californication) would rather surf the web watching extreme videos than make friends at his prestigious boarding school. So when he's forced to take part in a campus activity, Robert naturally chooses a film-making class, which has the added attraction of Amy (Addison Timlin), his sort-of girlfriend. When they unintentionally videotape the accidental overdose of two popular girls, Robert becomes the least likely person imaginable to be assigned the task of creating a soothing memorial tribute. In his bold, audacious debut, writer-director Antonio Campos creates a mood of suspense and mystery worthy of his idol Stanley Kubrick. AFTERSCHOOL marks the emergence of a major new talent in film.
Ezra Miller,Jeremy Allen White,Emory Cohen,Michael Stuhlbarg,Addison Timlin,Rosemarie DeWitt
A truly impressive new voice in American indie film, Antonio Campos arrives with AFTERSCHOOL, a riveting look at the dark side of youth in the media age. An official selection of the Cannes and New York Film Festivals in 2008, this outstanding feature debut was also nominated for 2 Gotham awards including Best Director, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Robert is a young American student at an elite East Coast preparatory school. When he accidentally captures on camera the horrible death of two girls, he's tasked with memorializing their lives in a film meant to be used to speed up the school's healing process. For some, this exercise only deepens the trauma.