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As You Are (2016) 15

U.S.A. | 2016 | 105 min.

Jack is a high school student who lives with his single mother Karen in a nondescript suburban town. Considered a social outcast and loner, Jack is friendless until Karen’s new boyfriend Tom moves in and brings his son Mark into their lives. The two outsiders quickly bond and form a tight friendship and, after a chance encounter at a diner, bring fellow student Sarah into their group. The three teens become each other’s saving grace until changing relationships and emerging secrets force them to look at themselves and see how far they are willing to go live the lives they choose.

CountryU.S.A.
Year2016
Duration105 min
Rating15
LanguageEnglish
SubtitleEnglish, Czech
Directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Screenplay Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Director of Photography Caleb Heymann
Music Patrick Higgins, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Contact Alma Cinema

Biography

An American actor, director and screenwriter, he co-directed the short film Basil King: Mirage (2012). His independent works include the short drama As A Friend (2014) and his debut feature, the mystery As You Are (2016), for which he was awarded at the Sundance Festival.

Drama, Gender, Sexuality + Identity, Youth, Friendship, Crime