Close Up: The Sweet East w/dir. Sean Price Williams

Trailer Review CLOSE UP Tickets - Starr Cinema


Wednesday, January 17

In this sprawling celebration (or indictment… you be the judge!) of American counterculture, teenage Lillian is separated from her schoolmates only to find herself on a trip that encounters the woods, the radicals, the cities, and the avant-garde who all have opinions on how to get her back home (or not). Think Alice in Wonderland meets Beau Is Afraid, but with cameos from Jacob Elordi, playwright Jeremy O’Harris, Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes, and many other artists with a gift for American commentary.  (Sean Price Williams, US, 2023, 104 m)

“Shot in a way reminiscent of classic ’70s cinema while commenting on the woes of the contemporary, Williams builds a timely film that still feels timeless, an expansive chronicling of a slice of America ripe for many a rewatch.” – The Playlist

About Sean Price Williams – Sean Price Williams is an American cinematographer and film director. Williams is known for his work as a cinematographer frequently collaborating with Alex Ross Perry and the Safdie Brothers. He made his directorial feature film debut with The Sweet East (2023).

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