added: Wed, Feb 15th '17
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, "As You Are" is a coming-of-age tale set in the early 1990s, following three high school misfits -- played by Charlie Heaton (one of the breakout stars of Netflix's hit series "Stranger Things"), Amandla Stenberg (star of the upcoming YA love story "Everything, Everything"), and Owen Campbell (from FX's "The Americans" and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") -- as they form a deep bond with each other while dealing with the emotional intricacies of life in a small town.
The film, which earned strong reviews during its Park City premiere, marks the feature debut of 23-year-old filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. The cast also includes Scott Cohen (from NBC's short-lived series "Allegiance"), John Scurti (star of FX's "Rescue Me"), and Mary Stuart Masterson (beloved '80s and '90s star of "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Benny & Joon").
"As You Are" is set to open in New York on February 24th with other cities to follow. In the meantime, you can check out a newly released trailer, above.
Set in the early 1990s, As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.
directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
starring Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, Owen Campbell, Scott Cohen, John Scurti, Mary Stuart Masterson
release date February 24, 2017 (NY, other cities to follow)