Furnace Films will host a party open to the public at The Comet Tavern on June 6th to celebrate the screenings of the Seattle-made independent film True Adolescents, starring Mark Duplass and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, during the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).
The party will feature live music from local bands The Effort (featuring members of The Blakes), The Fucking Eagles, Basemint (featuring members of Wallpaper), Black Daisy, and DJ sets by Hunter Lea (of Mono In VCF). Doors are at 8pm and the cost is $7.
True Adolescents features Seattle music and locales (including The Comet Tavern). The film premiered at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival and has been screened at major film festivals around the country before making its way home to Seattle for SIFF.
Written and directed by Northwest native and UW alum Craig Johnson, True Adolescents tells the story of an aging Seattle rocker Sam Bryant (Duplass) with no job, no record deal, and no place to live who finds himself in charge of two teens on a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.
The soundtrack, curated by musical supervisor Sandy Wilson (Light In The Attic Records), features pioneering 60’s garage rockers like The Sonics and 60’s/70’s baroque popsters, The Free Design, along with emerging artists like The Blakes (who play The Effort, Sam’s band in the film), Wallpaper, Mono In VCF, Hazelwood Motel, Black Daisy, Sunset Valley, and The Fucking Eagles — many of whom will play live sets during the party.
True Adolescents will screen at The Egyptian Theater on Thursday June 4th at 9:30pm and again on Saturday June 6th at 1:30 pm.