7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Dark Comedy

18+ Licensed Screening
73 minutes

special guest

Director in attendance

credits

Director
Peter Vack

Producers
Peter Vack
Sara Yoko Howard
Chris Santiago
Ron Brown

Screenwriter
Peter Vack

Cinematographer
Justin Zweifach

Cast
Betsey Brown
Jack Dunphy
Peter Vack
Patrick LaBella
Jane Brown
Ron Brown
Eileen Dietz

Music
Brian McOmber

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Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Assholesmovie

community

awards

Winner Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award, SXSW 2017

Assholes

United States, 2017 : International Premiere
Archives 2017
Special Guest!
None

description

Adah (Betsey Brown, CONSENT) and Aaron (Jack Dunphy, CHEKHOV) are recovering addicts who are finding it difficult to stay sober while surrounded by relationships full of drugs and temptation. After meeting each other in their psychoanalyst’s waiting room, they begin a lurid lifestyle as they relapse on poppers and fall in love. Overcome by the evil influence of none other than Mephistopholes, they embark on a journey to fulfill the demon’s bidding, chase a neverending high – and, quite possibly, become the biggest assholes in New York City.
This explicit dark comedy comes from the mind of Peter Vack (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE). In addition to writing and starring in the film, alongside his real-life family in several major roles, ASSHOLES marks his feature film directorial debut.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW 2017

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Peter Vack is an actor and filmmaker from New York City. His award-winning short film SEND premiered at SXSW and went on to play over a dozen other film festivals including AFI Fest. Vack was named a Sundance Institute Feature Film Fellow and an IFP Emerging Storyteller for his screenplay www.rachelormont.com. ASSHOLES is his first feature.

press for Assholes

"Two recovering drug addicts behave badly in SXSW comedy."
- IndieWire
"It’s fucking hilarious and has SXSW written all over it."
- SXSW Film Director Janet Pierson