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As You Are at SIFF 2016

The beautiful thing about As You Are is the way it mashes up a police investigation with a solidly authentic feeling coming-of-age story set in the ’90s. Sounds weird, right? But it totally, totally works. I was hooked from the first VHS-framed interrogation scene, and then fell right back into high school memory mode once it moved to the relationship between its two leads: Owen Campbell as Jack & Charlie Heaton as Mark, who are f’ing brilliant at capturing that feeling of rebellion and confusion that comes with being a teen. I’m deliberately being vague here because I think the less you know about the story, the more you’ll enjoy it — but I was literally on the edge of my seat for the last 20 minutes. I cannot recommend this one ENOUGH! 

Tonight’s screen is on standby, but there are still tix available to tomorrow’s 4pm screening at Pacific Place. Director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and Producer Brent Stiefel are scheduled to attend.

{Side note: watching Mary Stuart Masterson as Jack’s mom made me want to watch Some Kind of Wonderful immediately after because she is def. rockin’ her Watts haircut in this film}