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A harrowing but meticulously observed look at teenage lives in the era prior tothe Columbine High School massacre, SUPER DARK TIMES marks the featuredebut of gifted director Kevin Phillips, whose critically acclaimed 2015 short film"Too Cool For School" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Zach (OwenCampbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafyUpstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves aroundhanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. Whena traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair,their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes.
Each young man processes thetragedy in his own way, until circumstances grow increasingly complex and spiralinto violence. Phillips dives headlong into the confusion of teenage life, creatingan evocative atmosphere out of the murky boundaries between adolescence andadulthood, courage and fear, and good and evil.