Q&A with writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton!

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An official selection of the NEXT section at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Destin Cretton’s stunningly assured debut feature I Am Not a Hipster has less in common with most of today’s American independent cinema than it does with the New Hollywood masterpieces of filmmakers like Hal Ashby and Bob Rafelson: think Five Easy Pieces with San Diego indie-rock substituted for classical piano. In a powerful performance that also involves performing much of the film’s haunting original music (composed by real San Diego musician Joel P. West), Dominic Bogart stars as Brook Hyde, a singer-songwriter with a successful first album in his past and a somewhat directionless future. Already disillusioned with the music biz and troubled by the unresolved past he left behind in Ohio, Brook is forced to confront his inner demons when his three sisters show up on his doorstep unannounced…with his estranged father in tow.