Friday, April 12, 2013, 10pm
Includes Q&A with Writer/Director Emily Hagins
Second Screening: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12pm
Running Time: 90 minutes
Preceded by the short film, “Symphony”.
Synopsis: Who doesn’t love Halloween? All of Tony Phillips’ (Tony Vespe) high school friends, apparently. It’s senior year and they’ve now decided that they’re too cool for Halloween. When his older cousin (AJ Bowen) returns home right before the holiday, Tony starts to wonder if he really is the dork everyone thinks he is, or if he’s just ahead of the curve. Written and directed by Emily Hagins (“My Sucky Teen Romance”).
What the Critics Are Saying:
“In her fourth feature, Grow Up, Tony Phillips, Hagins shows more filmmaking maturity, leaving behind the genre-lite aspects of her past films to tell a story of fitting in and growing up. What results is a much more polished and professional feeling product that is every bit as entertaining as Hagins’s past work.”
“GROW UP TONY PHILLIPS may come from a young filmmaker but there is a maturity to what she has to say, and teenagers of all backgrounds can relate.”
—Ain’t It Cool News