After the North American premiere of their film The Sweet East, director Sean Price Williams, writer Nick Pinkerton, and cast members Talia Ryder, Simon Rex, Jeremy O. Harris, Rish Shah, and Earl Cave joined FLC Senior Director of Programming Florence Almozini on the stage at Alice Tully Hall to discuss the origins of The Sweet East, problematic characters, and trust.
Smack in the middle of a high school trip to our nation’s capital, self-possessed teen Lillian (the remarkably poised Talia Ryder) breaks off from her classmates, kicking off a journey straight down the rabbit hole of the New Weird America. The directorial debut for cinematographer Sean Price Williams and screenwriter Nick Pinkerton is a deranged and hilarious autopsy of contemporary U.S. life. The Sweet East will be released on December 1 by Utopia.
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