‘The Dirties’: How Kevin Smith is Helping Build Interest School Shooting Dramedy

nicmusumeci:

This movie sounds really interesting I hope I’m given the chance to see it here in Australia.

Originally posted on Variety:

With bullying and school shootings forever hot-topic issues in America, “The Dirties” director Matthew Johnson wasn’t afraid to confront the subjects head on.

“The Dirties,” opening Friday in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, as well on VOD via Phase 4, follows two friends who, while filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school, begin to actually plan a real school shooting.

When Kevin Smith got wind of the film, he came on to present it through his Kevin Smith movie club and called it one of “the most important films of year.” It also took home awards at this year’s Slamdance film festival. But Johnson said the film almost didn’t get seen.

“We were accepted to Slamdance two weeks before the shootings at Sandy Hook and had only submitted to Slamdance and Sundance,” he tells Variety. “When Sandy Hook happened we thought for sure…

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