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The Adults (2023)

Opens on August 18

Director: Dustin Guy Defa Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Anoop Desai, Hannah Gross, Michael Cera, Sophia Lillis, Wavyy Jonez

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection, 2023 Berlin Film Festival
Official Selection, 2023 Tribeca Film Festival

Eric returns home for a short visit and finds himself caught between reuniting with his sisters and chasing a victory with his old poker group. As the trip extends, Eric finds it increasingly difficult to avoid confrontations and revelations as his carefully constructed façade of his adulthood gives way to old childhood conflicts. While Maggie attempts to recreate the intimate world the three of them once shared, Eric and Rachel are faced with the divide between their childhood selves and the adults they are now.

“an endearing sibling drama… smartly attuned to the power of the weirdo bonds that bind us”

—Steph Green, IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Dustin Guy Defa is an American filmmaker and actor. His films have screened at dozens of festivals, including Sundance, Venice and Locarno, and have won awards at the Berlinale, SXSW, and HotDocs, among others. In 2017, he was honored with the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. His works include his debut feature film Bad Fever (2011) and numerous short films including Family Nightmare (2011) and Dramatic Relationships (2016). He worked with Michael Cera on both his second feature film Person to Person (2017) and his third feature The Adults (2023). Defa is also the co-writer of The Mountain (2018), which premiered in competition at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.

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