One of my favorite films of last year American Animal finally gets a release date. On May 18th if you live in New York, you can lay witness to Matt D’Elia’s cerebral drama and I highly suggest you do. American Animal was one of our 2011 year’s best and in 2012 it is a must see. Check out the press release below and let us know if yo plan on seeing American Animal.
“Personal filmmaking with ambition to burn… a whirlwind debut.”
– Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
Opens on MAY 18th at the Village East in New York,
with a national rollout to follow
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2011 SXSW Film Festival**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2011 Gen Art Film Festival**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2011 New Hampshire Film Festival**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2011 Little Rock Film Festival**
A striking discovery of the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, the wild and personal existential comedy AMERICAN ANIMAL marks the feature film debut of writer/director/actor Matt D’Elia. The film takes viewers on a unique and intense journey of self-discovery as it acerbically and humorously examines themes of friendship, madness, sex and death. When Jimmy (D’Elia) finds out his best friend and roommate James (Brendan Fletcher from HBO’s “The Pacific”) is leaving for a new job in the morning, he sees this as a betrayal of their perfect way of life. Over the course of a night full of drinks, drugs and women, the two men engage in a classic battle of wills as James prepares to enter the real world and Jimmy falls deeper and deeper into his world of isolation and make-believe. AMERICAN ANIMAL features breakthrough performances from D’Elia, Fletcher, Mircea Monroe (THE CHANGE-UP) and Angela Sarafyan (THE TWILIGHT SAGA).
Writer/Director: Matt D’Elia
Cast: Matt D’Elia, Brendan Fletcher, Mircea Monroe, Angela Sarafyan
Distributor: Screen Media Films
TRT: 95 minutes
Genre: Dark Comedy / Drama
The film opens on May 18th at the Village East in New York.
By Ryan Davis