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STARRED UP

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19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell, star of the upcoming UNBROKEN), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend, "Homeland"), who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him. Written by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser, STARRED UP is a merciless, uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars, and the most accomplished film of David Mackenzie's career; as father and son, Mendelsohn and O'Connell give extraordinary performances, charting a path that resembles Greek tragedy.

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19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell, star of the upcoming UNBROKEN), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend, "Homeland"), who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him. Written by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser, STARRED UP is a merciless, uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars, and the most accomplished film of David Mackenzie's career; as father and son, Mendelsohn and O'Connell give extraordinary performances, charting a path that resembles Greek tragedy.

In Theatres

NOW PLAYING
Atlanta, GA (Plaza Theater)
Columbus, OH (Gateway Film Center)
Phoenix, AZ (Harkins Valley Art)
Portland, OR (Cinema 21)
Spokane, WA (Magic Lantern Theatre)
Lake Worth, FL (Lake Worth Playhouse)

OPENS SEPTEMBER 17
Santa Barbara, CA (Plaza de Oro)

OPENS SEPTEMBER 19
Denver, CO (Sie Film Center
Eugene, OR (Bijou Metro Cinema
Washington, DC (AFI Silver Theatre

OPENS SEPTEMBER 26
San Francisco, CA (Roxie)
New Orleans, LA (Zeitgeist Arts Center)

OPENS OCTOBER 3
Akron, OH (Nightlight Cinema)

OPENS OCTOBER 10
Winston-Salem, NC (A/perture Cinema)

Film Information
Year: 2014
Length: 102 minutes minutes
Language: English
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Cast & Credits
Director: David Mackenzie
Screenwriter : Jonathan Asser
Producer: Gillian Berrie, Brian Coffey
Cast: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend
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"A ferocious psychodrama that locks you in and refuses to let you go." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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